2nd eaglet hatches at Davenport plant

Published On: Mar 23 2012 08:27:24 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 23 2012 08:28:04 AM CDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- The excitement is building as a second eaglet has cracked out of its egg and a third is expected at a plant in Davenport.

The second eaglet hatched Wednesday. The first hatched on Monday. A third egg was showing signs of a crack, but there was no announcement by Thursday afternoon on the company's website that includes an internet camera.

A pair of American bald eagles, Liberty and Justice, built a nest in a tree on the Mississippi River on the Alcoa Davenport Work's property in 2009.

In 2010, they had two eaglets. Last year, they raised a single eaglet, which was witnessed by 1.5 million visitors on the Alcoa EagleCam.

Another famous pair of eagles is expecting up in the river in Decorah. They also have three eggs.