Baby eagle dies on nest cam livestream days after hatching

In this undated frame from video provided by the Pennsylvania Game Commission's livestream, a bald eagle perches with a hatchling in Hanover, Pa. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap and Comcast Business via AP)

HANOVER (AP) – A baby bald eagle has died, just days after its hatching was livestreamed over a Pennsylvania Game Commission website.

The game commission announced Wednesday the eaglet that hatched Monday night has apparently died. The baby bird was seen initially moving about the nest, and its parents were feeding it but later became limp in the streaming footage.

The commission says the livestream “provides an opportunity to view wildlife in its natural setting. Sometimes, that may include scenes that are difficult to watch.”

The agency says it won’t intervene in the situation.

The bald eagle pair – near Codorus State Park in Hanover – has a second, unhatched egg in the nest and officials say it appears to be viable.