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A screengrab of the Bald Eagles nest in Hays.

You’re not the only one keeping the bald eagle webcam active in the background on your computer at work.

News outlets from around the world have been paying close attention since the eaglets began hatching last week. The first egg hatched on Friday and the second hatched Sunday morning. Local reports this afternoon say that the third and final eaglet is currently working its way out of the egg.

What’s more, they’re talking about it from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco and Austria to Africa.

Bald Eagles have been absent from Pittsburgh for almost the entire time the city has been here, around 250 years. The effort to restore eagle populations in the area has been a joint-venture between the Canadian government, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and several other agencies.

Update: NBC News is now in on the action.

Matthew Wein is a local writer, editor, blogger, storyteller and proud native Pittsburgher. Once described as "a man of things," he covers city design, spirits and craft beer for NEXT, where he keeps all of the editorial meetings light-hearted and interesting. His interests include sorting books, looking at old things and candles which smell like old-growth pine forests.