Bald eagles First Lady, Mr. President eggspected to grow their family

WASHINGTON — A year after coming to the limelight through the DC Eagle Cam,  the bald eagles First Lady and Mr. President are expected to lay eggs and grow their eagle family within the next week.

The pair are in their third mating season, and this time around people can live-stream the entire process—nest preparation, egg-laying, incubation and hatching.

Viewers can expect to see the eagles continue to build the nest circumference — that’s the first step of the process. The female will then lay down for an extended period of time.

The DC Eagle Cam, run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Eagle Foundation, went live last year when the First Lady had already laid two eggs, which became the eaglets Freedom and Liberty.

“We don’t know the exact date in February that the First Lady will lay eggs,” said Julia Cecere, of the American Eagle Foundation, “but because she laid eggs last year on Feb. 10 and Feb. 14, we can speculate that she may lay eggs around that same. We also don’t know how many eggs she will lay.”

Eagles produce one to three eggs annually and maintain similar breeding schedules from year to year, Cecere said.

Watch First Lady and Mr. President expand their eagle family on the DC Eagle Cam.


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