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Watch live: Eaglets are growing up fast

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BEULAH, Mich. (WNEM) -

If it has been a while since you checked in with our eaglets in Northern Michigan, you'll find they're growing up quickly.

No longer tiny and unable to do much, the pair of baby eagles have filled out and are much more active.

They are now covered in gray fuzz and can be seen eating food on their own that has been brought back to the nest by mom or dad.

Viewers have been tracking the progress of the birds via a livestream provided by CarbonTV and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The camera is located by the Platte River State Fish Hatchery in Beulah, Michigan and gives you an "eagle-eye" view of the nest, 100 feet above the ground.

The two eaglets hatched a day apart in early April.

The bald eagle is a symbol of freedom in the United States. It's also known as the country's mascot.

The animal was adopted as the nation's emblem in 1782.

Bald eagles are a protected species and it is illegal to kill them in the United States.

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