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Shaping into a good season, 2nd egg laid at Pittsburgh Hays bald eagle nest

Mary Ann Thomas
Courtesy of CSE and Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania
The Pittsburgh Hays bald eagles laid their second egg of the season, Feb. 15, 2019.

Eggtastic news for the Pittsburgh Hays bald eagles, which laid their second egg at their nest on Friday around 4 p.m.

As this is their seventh year of nesting, they typically lay about two to three eggs at a clutch in their aerie overlooking the Monongahela River and the Pittsburgh skyline.

The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, which operates a live webcam with CSE Corp. on the Hays nest, documents the family life of this eagle couple, which is the first pair of bald eagles to nest in the city limits in more than 150 years.

The first egg was laid on Tuesday.

Watch the birds live and chat on the websites of ASWP and CSE .

Both eagles will take turns incubating the eggs, which are expected to hatch in 35 days in the order they were laid. The birds typically lay one to three eggs, two to four days apart.

The birds sometimes lay eggs that don’t hatch.

The Hays scorecard of eaglets: In 2013: one; 2014: three; 2015: none; 2016: two; 2017: one; 2018: one.

In Allegheny County, other eagle nests are located in Harmar, Crescent Township, the McKeesport area, and most recently, in North Park, in the North Hills.

Another nest has been suspected but not found for a pair of eagles frequenting the Allegheny River near Harrison Hills Park in Harrison .

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary Ann at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.