DC Bald Eagles Snuggle to Protect Eggs Amid Storm

The eggs are expected to be fine thanks to the protection of their parents
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 15, 2017 2:38 PM CDT
DC Bald Eagles Snuggle to Protect Eggs Amid Storm
Two bald eagles huddle together to protect their eggs during this week's winter weather in Washington DC.   (American Eagles Foundation)

Washington DC has been hit by wind, sleet, and snow this week, but two nesting bald eagles at the US National Arboretum worked to ensure that none of it affected their two eggs. The arboretum says its live eagle cam showed the female eagle—known as The First Lady—sheltering her eggs from the storm Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Her mate, Mr. President, joined her for several hours in the nest, adding an extra layer of warmth. Wildlife biologist Dan Rauch tells the Washington Post that the eggs should be fine, despite the snowy weather. The eggs are expected to hatch the last week of March, the AP reports. (More bald eagle stories.)

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