Bald eagle chicks born in Pembroke Pines

Audubon Birding Society hoping to get a live camera near the nest

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - The symbol of our nation and a species that had almost disappeared from Florida is now slowly making a comeback.

A few days ago, several bald eagle chicks were born in a Pembroke Pines neighborhood.

The nest of baby eaglets are being cared for by their parents in a 50 foot Australian pine right off a main street.

To protect the the new hatchlings, we won't disclose their location, but they are a couple days old and it is still unclear how many babies there are. Most nests have two or three.

"Only 20 percent of bald eagles actually reach the age of maturity, which is 5 years of age, where they can reproduce," said bird enthusiast Phil Martin. "To have them here almost in my back yard is simply amazing. I love to watch the way they interact. I love to photograph them."

The parents will care for the chicks for about 2 1/2 months by bringing food to the nest, according to the National Wildlife Federation.

Doug Young, president of the Audubon Birding Society, said they are trying to rally up donations to get a miniature live cam up near the nest.

Bald eagles are a protected species in the U.S.

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