Bald eagles hatch chick in nest in National Arboretum

By Eric DuVall  |  March 19, 2016 at 5:05 PM
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WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Two bag eagles nesting in the National Arboretum have hatched two chicks and the whole scene was captured on a live streaming web camera.

The eagles, nicknamed "Mr. President" and "the First Lady," have been nesting in the spot since 2014, the first eagles to do so in the spot atop a tall tulip poplar tree in National Arboretum in Washington D.C., since 1947.

The pair successfully raised one eaglet last year.

The female laid her first egg of the season in Feb. 10 and the second, appropriately enough, on Feb. 14 — Valentine's Day. The first egg began the hatching process on Wednesday and the second egg was in the hatching process Saturday afternoon. It can take up to two days for the chick to fully emerge.

The first baby eaglet appears to be healthy and doing well. The camera has captured the parents guarding the nest and returning with food for the chick.

The cameras are operated by a nonprofit, the American Eagle Foundation. To view the live stream of the nest, click here.

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