First Baby Bald Eagle Hatches From Egg on DC Livecam

2nd eaglet is expected soon
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2016 2:58 PM CDT

A tiny bald eagle has fully emerged from its shell in a nest high above Washington, the AP reports. The first signs of hatching were spotted in the nest at the US National Arboretum earlier this week. The District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment announced in a statement Friday that the eaglet has fully emerged. The American Eagle Foundation and arboretum launched the live streaming DC Eagle Cam after the parents—nicknamed "Mr. President" and "The First Lady"—laid two eggs last month. The second egg is expected to hatch soon. The foundation says the eagles have been nesting at the US National Arboretum since October 2014 and raised one eaglet last summer.

Per the Washington Post, the District of Columbia's wildlife biologist says it appears the first eaglet is strong and is "being fed already." Watch the livecam here. (More bald eagle stories.)

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