Two Bald Eagles at the National Arboretum were spotted with two eggs in their nest, according to the American Eagle Foundation.
Last week, WTOP reported that two bald eagles — Mr. President and his mate Lotus — had one egg in their nest, and that more could be on the way.
By Sunday night, observers said that Lotus laid a second egg that the eagles have been dutifully sitting on to keep warm during the cold winter months. She laid this egg during her first year as an adult in the arboretum after pushing out Mr. President’s previous mate First Lady in Feb. of 2021.
Dan Rauch, with the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment, explained that the eggs could hatch by the end of March.
Then, Rauch told WTOP that if all goes well, once they hatch, the young eagles become fledglings, taking flight in just 13 weeks.