Bald Eagle Wakes Under Blanket of Snow in Minnesota

A bald eagle in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota woke up covered in snow on Thursday, February 23, as a prolonged winter storm impacted much of the Upper Midwest.

Footage livestreamed by the state’s Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) EagleCam shows the snow-covered female waking up in its nest just after 6 am on Thursday morning.

Ahead of the storm, DNR said that snow could be beneficial for the bald eagles, providing “insulation for the eggs as they incubate.”

“The eggs are now nestled further down in the soft fur, feathers, leaves and grasses tucked in around them,” DNR added.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), around a foot of snow was recorded in most parts of the state since Tuesday. Credit: Minnesota DNR via Storyful

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