The U.S. Forest Service says a bald eagle chick appears to be OK after it fell from its Southern California nest that has been watched by nature lovers through an online live feed.
The 10-week-old eagle named Stormy tumbled out of the nest in the mountains east of Los Angeles Thursday morning, prompting biologists to begin a search.
In a series of tweets from the San Bernardino National Forest account, images show that the eagle apparently landed on a branch about 20 feet below the nest after a roughly four-hour search.
His parents have remained with him, and he might take his first flight from the branch below the nest, according to a tweet from the San Bernardino Nationa Forest. He is at the age when chicks typically fledge.
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"Although we cannot do an examination, his behavior right now indicates that he may be okay," the agency said in a tweet.
Two fluffy white chicks made their on-camera debuts in February. Stormy's brother died after a storm in late March.
The camera in the San Bernardino National Forest was installed by the group Friends of Big Bear Valley.