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We're Rooting For This Big Bear Bald Eagle Pair, Which Welcomed New Eggs

Jackie and Shadow at their nest. (Friends of Big Bear Valley Facebook page)
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A couple of bald eagles up in Big Bear welcomed their fourth and fifth eggs this week after losing three in January.

Mother eagle Jackie delivered the egg on Monday with father eagle Shadow by her side. On Thursday, Jackie laid another egg at about 5:22 p.m, according to Friends of Big Bear Valley, which operates the 24/7 "Eagle Cam."

This is good news for the couple. Last month, they lost two eggs to ravens and a third was broken during the laying process.

Terry Ashmore, the public liason for Friends of Big Bear Valley, says the parent eagles will begin watching the nest in turns.

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"We call it 'changing of the guard.' Shadow will come in and Jackie leaves and vice versa. They just do that for the next 35 to 38 days and then hopefully we'll have a hatch and a couple of cute little chicks."

You can watch Jackie and Shadow taking care of the nest in real time on the group's website or check out its Facebook, which has all the tea.

Crossing our fingers for the eggs.

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