Have you been tuning into the DC Eagle Cam lately? To recap, the American Eagle Foundation and the USDA have placed a 24/7 nest cam (in HD quality) at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC.
In 2014, a pair of mated Bald Eagles chose to nest high in a Tulip Poplar tree amongst the Azalea Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum. They were the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947. The two Eagles have been iconically named ‘Mr. President’ and ‘The First Lady.’
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Two eggs are currently incubating in the nest! The first egg of 2017 (known as DC4) was laid on February 19 and the second (DC5) was laid on February 23. Eagle eggs generally hatch 35 days after being laid, so start watching for eaglets towards the end of March.
The American Eagle Foundation would like viewers to remember that this is a wild eagle nest and that anything can happen. “While we hope that all eaglets hatched in this nest will grow up healthy and successfully fledge each season, things like sibling rivalry, predators, and natural disaster can affect this eagle family and may be difficult to watch.”