EagleCam nest falls out of tree, one-week-old eaglet dies in Minnesota

Xavier Roger


In this video screenshot from Minnesota’s EagleCam provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, an eagle hunkers down in its nest while being battered by strong winds in Ramsey County, Minn., Sunday, April 2, 2023.

The bald eagle nest featured on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ beloved EagleCam fell out of its tree Sunday morning, leading to the sudden death of a one-week-old eaglet and an outpouring of grief from followers.

The eaglet, which had hatched on March 26, did not survive the Sunday fall, officials said – noting they found the body of the chick hours after the nest’s collapse.

Viewers of the EagleCam and the Minnesota DNR expressed heartbreak on social media.

“We wish we weren’t writing this post,” the Minnesota DNR said in its Sunday announcement confirming the eaglet’s death. Dozens of social media followers sent condolences and grieved the news.


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