By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A pip in the third egg has appeared three days after the hatchings of the first two Hays eaglets.READ MORE: Police Looking For Missing 51-Year-Old Kenneth Mattay, Last Seen Thursday
Expert eagle watchers spotted the pip on the third egg at 9:46 a.m. on Friday. The egg has been incubating for 35 days.
A “pip” is a “visual sign of a hatch in progress,” says the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. The time from pip to hatching takes about 12-48 hours.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County 3-Day Total Of 1,527 New Cases
The first two eggs hatched on Tuesday more than 16 hours apart.
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The Audubon Society says the newly hatched eaglets likely weigh about 3.5 ounces.
The fuzzy babies are covered in soft gray down that will eventually be replaced by thermal down in about 14 days. That means the babies cannot initially maintain their own body temperature.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Penguins, Fenway Sports Group Reach Agreement On Sale Of Team
It takes about nine days for eaglets to develop better eyesight.