The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says 15,000 viewers a day have been entranced by its EagleCam that streams live footage of an eagle's nest in the Twin Cities.
Viewers have patiently waited for eggs to hatch, but the DNR said Thursday it appears none of the chicks will hatch due to a sub-zero temperature drop during the 35-day incubation period.
The three eggs were laid in the beginning of January, and the DNR says the final egg will likely break apart, following the first two. The mother eagle continues to tend to the remaining egg.
Once near extinction, the Bald Eagle has been thriving since the 1970s. Minnesota has more Bald Eagles than any other state in the lower 48 states, the DNR says.
EagleCam website: http://eaglecam.dnr.state.mn.us/