ROME, Ga. - In a 100-foot-tall pine tree near the athletic and recreation center on Berry College's 27,000-acre campus in northwest Georgia, Mama Berry laid her second egg of the season over the weekend.
The Berry College Eagles Facebook page announced the second egg arrived around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, several days after the arrival of the first egg on Tuesday.
"We don't expect a third egg, but you never know," said Chris Kozelle, Director of News and Editorial Services Berry College Office of Public Relations and Marketing.
The bald eagles first appeared on the main campus in the spring of 2012.
“They have been mating right on schedule this year,” said Kozelle. “The campus is buzzing with excitement.”
Berry College Education professors created lesson plans ranging from Pre-K to 5th Grade, due to the high demand of school children and teachers watching the eagles! Berry College installed new cameras this year which have better quality and sound. According to Kozelle, the best time to watch the eagles on the nest is early morning.
For more information on the eagles:
- The male eagle is smaller and has a sleek white head
- The female eagle is larger with a head of ruffled white feathers
- The eagles enjoy eating fish, coot (waterfowl) and squirrel
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