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Storm blamed in death of bald eagle chick in Big Bear

BIG BEAR, Calif. ( — The recent storm claimed the life of one of two recently hatched bald eagle chicks.

“We are sorry to report that one of the eagle chicks has died, possibly due to the storm (4” of rain, below freezing temps),” stated a tweet from San Bernardino National Forest on March 23, 2018 at 8:43 am. According to officials, the other baby chick appears to be doing okay this morning.

The parents became headlines after laying a pair of eggs in early January of 2018, and the event was broadcasted on a live webcam pointed at the nest.

(Credit: Friends of Big Bear Valley)

Viewers from all around the world continued to watch the bald eagles caring for the eggs and eventually the hatching of the chicks on February 11th. Since than, people have watched the chicks turn from pink furry little creatures with little strength and into beautiful baby bald eagle chicks with a fresh flock of feathers.

“We hope to continue to watch it grow and fledge over the next month,” stated the tweet.

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