Bald eagle chicks born in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Published On: Jan 14 2014 09:02:53 PM EST

Several bald eagle chicks were born in Pembroke Pines.

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -

Several bald eagle chicks were born a few days ago.

It's unclear how many chicks there are. Most nests have two or three.

"Only 20 percent of bald eagles actually reach the age of maturity, which is 5 years of age, where they can reproduce," said bird enthusiast Phil Martin. "To have them here in almost my back yard is simply amazing. I love to watch the way they interact, I love to photograph them."

The parents will care for the chicks for about 2.5 months by bringing food to the next, according to the National Wildlife Federation.

Bald eagles are a protected species in the U.S.

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