Avon Lake eaglets have names

Avon Lake eaglets have names

AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) - The eaglets outside an Avon Lake elementary school have names.

A naming contest was held for the two eaglets born last month in a nest outside Redwood Elementary. The students voted on the following names:

1.       Liberty
2.       Freedom
3.       Justice
4.       Brave
5.       Peace
6.       Yankee-Doodle – for both

The winning names were Liberty and Justice!

Many people have been following Redwood Elementary School's live web camera of its resident bald eagles. Three eaglets were born in April.

The mother laid three eggs, a rare event, since often eagles lay only two, or if they lay a third, it usually does not hatch.

School officials said they noticed that one of the eaglets had not been in the nest and they believed it may have died. Officials said if a third eagle is born, the first week is critical because the other two dominate the feedings.

The remaining two eagles are said to be doing fine.

The first eaglet hatched on video at 8:56 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5. A second eaglet hatched around 9:30 a.m. April 7 and the third was born on Sunday, April 10.

Watch the 24/7 Eagle Cam below. (Mobile users, click here to watch.)

The school set up the camera in November 2015.

It has also incorporated the eagles into various classroom lessons and art projects.

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