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WATCH: Liberty lays her second egg of 2018

On Feb. 11, 2018, Liberty the eagle laid her second egg of 2018. Both eaglets are expected to hatch in the middle of March. (Courtesy Earth Conservation Corps)

WASHINGTON — The Philadelphia Eagles may have won the Super Bowl, but the D.C. eagles laid an egg.

Two of them to be exact.

Liberty, the female eagle, laid her second egg of 2018 on Sunday, Feb. 11. She laid her first one on Feb. 7.

Both eaglets are expected to hatch sometime in the middle of March.

Liberty and Justice, the male eagle, have been nesting above the Metropolitan Police Department Training Academy in Southwest D.C.

Since 2004, the pair have had one to two eggs every year.

Liberty laid two eggs in early February last year, the first one hatched a healthy eaglet in mid-March, but the second one did not hatch.

Tommy Lawrence with the Earth Conservation Corps said it is still possible that Liberty might not be done laying eggs. She could still lay a third egg later this week. But Lawrence said it’s unlikely she will because in the past, she has never had more than two.

You can watch Liberty and Justice on the Eagle Cam as they prepare for more eaglets. You can also see video of Liberty laying her second egg below.

 

 


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