Eaglet hatched eagle cam

Eaglet hatched eagle cam

Eaglet hatched eagle cam

According to reports Friday, the first of two eaglets at the National Arboretum hatched just after 8 a.m. on Friday, more than 34 hours after the “pipping” process started. A second eaglet is expected to hatch over the weekend.

As reported by CNN, On the live eagle cam, you can see the baby eagle’s grey down feathers.

Two eggs were laid in February and it typically takes 35 days for the eggs to hatch. The first eaglet started to hatch around 10 p.m. on March 16.

The parents, named ‘Mr. President’ and ‘First Lady,’ have been incubating the eggs in a nest on the grounds of the National Arboretum. This is the first Bald Eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947.
Shortly after daybreak Friday, a baby bald eagle began to emerge from its egg in earnest.

Shortly after daybreak Friday, a baby bald eagle began to emerge from its egg in earnest.

“This is an awesome chance to view nature as it happens,” said DOEE Wildlife Biologist, Dan Rauch. “We’ll be able to follow the eagles from their first emergence to their first flight. This is real reality TV.”

The DC Eagle Cam project is the result of a cooperative effort between the Department of Energy and Environment, US National Arboretum, American Eagle Foundation, and Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology.

After much anticipation, an eaglet began emerging from its shell Friday morning.

After much anticipation, an eaglet began emerging from its shell Friday morning.