Watch live: Two eagle chicks hatched at Big Bear nest

Watch live: Two eagle chicks hatched at Big Bear nest

Two bald eagle eggs laid at the beginning of the year in a nest near Big Bear Lake have hatched — and the best place to watch is at your fingertips.

The first chick hatched at 9:57 a.m. Sunday, the second 12:20 p.m. Monday at a nest in the San Bernardino National Forest after a pair of eagles took turns protecting the eggs.

The first egg was laid on Jan. 3 and the second one on Jan. 6.

The Friends of Big Bear Valley operates a webcam that’s available for viewing on a computer, tablet or smartphone. It’s pointed into the nest at an angle that would be hard to see even if you had binoculars and were standing nearby.

UPDATES:

Feb. 12, 9:50 a.m.: This article was updated with one of the eggs hatching on Feb. 11.