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Bald Eagles Spotted on Webcam Protecting Eggs From the Snow

As the snow piled up, one of the eagles placed its body over the eggs.

ByABC News
March 6, 2015, 12:36 AM

— -- Two bald eagles showed their dedication to parenthood Thursday when they were spotted on a webcam in a Pennsylvania state park sheltering their eggs from the snow.

The birds were seen on a webcam at Codorus State Park set up by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

As snow piled up on the birds’ nest, one of the eagles placed its body over the eggs.

Naturalist Jack Hubley told that the layers of the bird’s feathers help to provide insulation to the bird and eggs tucked underneath.

"You'll notice that she's covered with snow," Hubley said. "What does that tell you? That tells you that there is not much heat loss from her body."

The Pennsylvania Game Commission tweeted on Thursday that the eagles stay warm through winter by eating and fluffing their feathers for insulation.

Their eggs are kept warm underneath a “brooding patch.”

As spring continues to draw closer, eyes will once again be trained on the webcam as those eggs get ready to hatch.