Eagle nests can reach the size of 5 feet in diameter,
and they use the same nest year after year. With time
some nests can grow to 9 feet in diameter, weighing two
tons. This creature reaches maturity between 4 or 5 years
of age, and like many people, this eagle mates for life.
If one of the mated birds die then the other will accept
a new mate. During their breeding season the Bald Eagle
couple protects the nest territory from other eagles or
This type of Eagle lays 1-3 eggs. Bald Eagles lay eggs
which are goose shaped eggs. They can only lay one egg
per day and it takes up to 35 days for them to hatch.
One parent is always on the nest during incubation and
they share their responsibility. From when they start
building their nest, up to the time the eggs hatch, takes
about 20 weeks.
eagles grow really fast. Ten days after hatching the eagle
begins flying. 40 percent of baby eagles die when they
try to fly. Ten to fifteen weeks after the babies hatch
they leave the nest and begin their new life away from
home. Bald Eagles can fly up to 30 miles an hour, and
live to be about 30 years old.