WATCH LIVE: 2nd DC eaglet expected to hatch

WASHINGTON — The sibling of the DC eaglet that hatched on Saturday is expected to fully hatch on Monday in Southeast D.C. under the watch of the Earth Conservation Corps.

The soon-to-be eaglet is currently being called ECC4. ECC4 “pipped” on Sunday at 7:30 a.m., according to ECC team member Tommy Lawrence.

It can take up to 48 hours for an eaglet to fully break through the shell, the ECC said.

ECC4’s sibling, called ECC3, successfully hatched Saturday morning, joining mom Liberty and dad Justice in an oak tree near the D.C. Police Department Training Academy in Southeast D.C.

The ECC has provided a live video stream of the parents’ nest and those interested can watch to keep track of ECC4’s progress.

An eaglet under the protection of the Earth Conservation Corps hatched March 17 in D.C. (Courtesy Earth Conservation Corps)
An eaglet (called ECC3) under the protection of the Earth Conservation Corps hatched March 17 in D.C. (Courtesy Earth Conservation Corps)

Another view of the eaglet that hatched on March 17 in D.C. (Courtesy Earth Conservation Corps)
Another view of the eaglet that hatched on March 17 in D.C. (Courtesy Earth Conservation Corps)

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An eaglet under the protection of the Earth Conservation Corps hatched March 17 in D.C. (Courtesy Earth Conservation Corps)
Another view of the eaglet that hatched on March 17 in D.C. (Courtesy Earth Conservation Corps)

ECC3 was laid Feb. 7. ECC4 was laid Feb. 11.

Any classroom that helps the ECC with the Citizen Science Eagle Database — where the ECC documents how long Liberty and Justice spend time incubating the eggs — will get to help name the eaglets in mid-March.

Since 2004, Liberty and Justice have had one or two eggs per year in the very same location. Last year, Liberty laid two eggs, only one of which hatched on March 15. Over 4,000 people voted on the name Spirit, the ECC said.

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