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Bald eagle chicks hatch on Catalina Island

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CATALINA ISLAND (CBS 8) - Two bald eagle eggs on Catalina Island have hatched and biologists are waiting for a third chick to poke through its shell.

The Institute for Wildlife studies has set up several eagle cams on the channel islands to monitor the birds. On Thursday, one of the chicks was clearly visible on the cam when the mother bird took a short break from sitting on the nest.

The organization has been working to restore bald eagles to the California coast since the 1980s.

"Currently we have seven breeding pairs on Catalina. We should have close to that number on Santa Cruz Island. We've got two on Santa Rosa Island and one breeding pair on Anacapa Island," Peter Sharpe, PhD of the Institute for Wildlife Studies said.

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