Talk about a devoted mom: This bald eagle let the snow pile up around her while she kept her eggs warm.
This snowy photo was snapped from a live feed of a bald eagle nest in Codorus State Park in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
The mama bird withstood cold temperatures and driving snow to protect her babies. The images are from Thursday, when a winter storm brought several inches of snow, but if you check in on the live feed you can see things still look pretty chilly in the family’s nest.
This mama bird is on duty 24/7.
According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, which hosts the live cam, bald eagles stay warm in the winter by fluffing their feathers and eating lots of extra food. While mom spends the most time on the nest, she and her partner actually share parenting duties. If you watch the cam for long enough, you’ll see dad come by to take his turn sitting on the nest.
Be sure to check back in on the nest once the weather warms up to see the little hatchlings!
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