Live: Eagle lays egg on cam in Avon Lake nest

AVON LAKE, OH (WOIO) - The mother eagle at Redwood Elementary School's eagle cam in Avon Lake laid an egg Sunday night, and the news department here at Cleveland 19 is watching and waiting for the possibility that she lays more eggs.

The school set up the live camera in November 2015. A live stream of the eagles and eagle eggs can be found below, or click here.

Once considered endangered, the bald eagle population has made a comeback in recent years through the works of wildlife biologists and the concerned public. In 1979, an estimated four breeding pairs resided in Ohio. In 2017, an estimated 221 pairs existed in Ohio.

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the bald eagle typically is found near sizable bodies of water, such as the marshy regions near Lake Erie.

A pair of eagles tend to build a nest between October and early December. Then, the female eagle lays one to three eggs in mid-February to late March, which usually incubate for 35 days before hatching.

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