Nature’s creatures make do when winter decides it’s not quite done.
Although the latest storm buried the Hanover bald eagles’ nest in a heap of snow, Marcus Schneck at PennLive notes “the adult eagles have ably protected their two eggs.”
The eagles remain on the nest while the worst of the snow falls, shaking off the accumulation now and then. That not only keeps the eggs warm, but creates an area within the nest free of snow. The parents take turns protecting the eggs.
The Hanover eagles made the process famous on the Internet during a storm in 2015, when the nearby “eagle cam” caught a fully submerged eagle rising up and shaking off the snow.
Live action at the nest can be seen HERE. To view the Harmar and Hays eagle nests, go HERE.