WV eagle mom protects eggs through thunderstorm

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The video above is sourced from the U.S. Forest Service.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — Lightning and thunder weren’t enough to shake a mother eagle taking care of her eggs in West Virginia.
When severe storms hit West Virginia on Tuesday, the bald eagle nest at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown was right in the middle of it.
A video shared by the NCTC shows a big flash of lightning and clap of thunder at the nest Tuesday morning while the eagle mom unflinchingly continues to protect and incubate her eggs.
“Our mama eagle endured a long night protecting her eggs from heavy rain and thunderstorms,” the NCTC said in the post. “This video shows her unwavering focus still intact in the morning, as she continued to stand guard during loud thunderclap in the storm.”
The bald eagle mom laid three eggs at the end of February and the beginning of March. Although one of the eggs broke last month, the two remaining eggs are expected to hatch within the next week or so.
Viewers can watch the NCTC eagle nest live on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Eagle Cam.

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