03/26/2013 09:54 am ET Updated May 27, 2013

Eagle Live Cam On Catalina Island: Wray And 'Superman's' Eggs To Hatch By Easter (VIDEO)

A bald eagle live cam on California's Catalina Island is streaming live footage of two majestic eagles keeping watch over a trio of precious eggs expected to hatch around March 31.

The live stream features two eagles, a female named Wray and a male nicknamed "Superman," who have made their home in a nest high up on the Catalina cliffs. Wray's three eggs were laid at the end of February and early March.

“We expect the first egg to hatch around Easter, give or take a day," Dr. Peter Sharpe of the Institute for Wildlife Studies said in a press release.

Sharpe has been studying eagles on the island for years. In 2007, he witnessed the so-called "Easter Miracle" of four bald eagles hatching without human assistance. It was the first time that had happened in more than half a century, according to the Catalina Island Conservancy.

The camera, operated by The Pet Collective in conjunction with the Institute for Wildlife Studies, began streaming footage in February and will continue to do so through April 24, according to a separate press release.

Although the Institute for Wildlife Studies has filmed Wray and Superman before, "the collaboration with The Pet Collective brings an even wider audience to the work they do and the cams," the The Pet Collective's John Singh told The Huffington Post in an email.

Once hunted and poisoned almost to extinction, the bald eagle has made a remarkable recovery since 1972, according to National Geographic. Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has upgraded the bird's status from endangered to threatened.



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