1st Hatch for Xcel Energy Fort St. Vrain!
Congratulations to Xcel Energy’s Fort St. Vrain eagles! FSV 36 was spotted by sharp-eyed Fort St. Vrain fans this morning during nest changeover at 6:57am mountain time. The eaglet looked dry and we saw no signs of an eggshell, which means it had been out of the egg for a while. Based on that and a capture that appears to show a large zip in one of the eggs yesterday at around 6:44pm, we believe the eaglet hatched last night. A quick video of our first peek: https://youtu.be/-77L8GZXpWo. You can watch the Fort St. Vrain eagles here: http://birdcam.xcelenergy.com/cams/eagle_top or here: http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/xcel-energy-cams/
Many thanks to the wonderful team at Xcel Fort St. Vrain for their hard work on behalf of birds of prey, and a special shout-out to the Fort St. Vrain fans for their excellent, detailed observations of this nest. We look forward to watching this year and are hoping for the best for the Fort St. Vrain family!