An Egg Has Landed! Mr. President and The First Lady Expecting Again

DC Eagle Egg
@dceaglecam/American Eagle Foundation

An eagle egg has landed at the National Arboretum. 

Eagle parents Mr. President and The First Lady welcomed one egg to their newly built nest Sunday night.

The D.C. region was captivated last spring as a live stream showed two eaglets chip out of their shells, gulp down tiny bites of fish from their parents and learn to fly.

The 2016 eaglets, named Freedom and Liberty, are now grown and off on their own -- but their parents returned to the nest in the fall and have been busily preparing for the possibility of a new batch of babies, the American Eagle Foundation said.

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The DC Eagle Cam went live in December to stream the new breeding season, with a major upgrade: The cams now include live sound.

In addition, the cams went live much earlier in the season. Last time, they didn't begin streaming until mid-February, at which point the parents were already incubating their eggs, the foundation said.

The eagles are the first pair to nest in the National Arboretum since 1947. They had one baby in 2015 and two this past year. Eagles typically lay one to three eggs each year, the foundation said.

The foundation said the DC Eagle Cam has had more than 60 million views during the five months the camera was live in 2016.

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