A bald eagle was seen incubating its eggs during a snowy day in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, on February 24, wildlife footage shows.
Surveillance video released by the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) shows the eagle majestically shaking off snow to stretch its wings before repositioning back onto the nest.
“Parenting takes determination,” the NCTC wrote in a Facebook caption. “The eagle turns the eggs and carefully sits back down to ensure continuous and even heating.”
Like most birds, bald eagles develop a brood patch, which is a bare spot on their belly, to facilitate body heat transfer during incubation, according to the National Eagle Center. Credit: C McBride/US Fish and Wildlife Service via Storyful