Bald Eagles known as Mr President and The First Lady welcomed their first eaglet on 18 March in Washington, DC. The first egg was laid on 10 February and the other on 14 February. An "eagle cam" is providing live footage of the first bald eagles to nest in the city's National Arboretum since 1947.
The eaglet can be seen hatching while its parents bring the young bird its first meal of fish. The majestic birds built their nest in a tulip poplar tree in 2014. The federally-protected bird is a symbol of the US government and is featured on currency and in the presidential seal. The bald eagle, which almost disappeared from the United States decades ago, was removed from the federal endangered species list in 2007 after habitat protection and the banning of the pesticide DDT led to its recovery.
The eagle cam video is courtesy of American Eagle Foundation (eagles.org) in partnership with the USDA's US National Arboretum; the Department of Energy & Environment; and Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology.