Bird watchers excited about eagle egg in Hanover nest

A screenshot of the Hanover Eagle Camera from an ABC27 viewer. (PA Game Commission)

HANOVER, Pa. – (WHTM) – The first egg of 2016 appeared in the bald eagles nest Thursday at the Codorus State Park in Hanover.

Bird watchers could be seen taking pictures and viewing the nest through binoculars about a mile away. It looks like a black dot, but many people at home a better view.

“We turn it on every day,” Harriet Geesey said.

Geesy said about the live video feed by the Park. People at home can monitor the eagles’ every move.

“When the eagle does something or brings a stick in and maybe doesn’t put it in the right place you’re ready to take your hand and sort of help it along,” Geesey said.

People can’t get too close.

“We don’t want to disturb the birds we want to have them be safe,” Karen Lippy, a park volunteer, said.

For weeks, they’ve been watching every day.

“Just exciting having this up close view,” Lippy said.

“I think they have me hooked,” Geesey said.

The egg is expected to hatch in about 35 days. Lippy said the eagles could lay a second egg in a day or two.

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