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First Richmond eagle egg has hatched

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The first Richmond Eagle Cam chick has hatched.

The chick cracked through the shell around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The event came on the fifth day of the hatchling watch.

A second egg was laid on Feb. 11 and is expected to hatch in two or three days.

The Eagle Cam coverage is a partnership between the Center for Conservation Biology and the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The camera runs 24 hours a day. The Times-Dispatch reports that project managers can control the cameras remotely and zoom in or tilt the camera to provide the best views.

The nest is on private property. To read more about the project, visit the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The non-stop U-Stream feed of the eagles can be found here.