Heartwarming: DC bald eagle pair shelters eggs from storm

WASHINGTON — Amid the buffeting winds, sleet and snow of a late-winter storm, it was warm and dry in one spot perched above the District.

A pair of nesting bald eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum teamed up to protect their two eggs from the storm. The arboretum’s eagle cam captured both First Lady and her mate, Mr. President, atop the eggs.

Mr. President joined his mate for several hours in the nest, adding an extra layer of warmth. The First Lady was seen sheltering her eggs from the storm Monday night and into Tuesday morning, the arboretum said.

The First Lady and Mr. President, bald eagles at the National Arboretum, protected their fragile eggs during a late-winter storm on March 13 and March 14, 2017. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG) (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
The First Lady kept watch over her eggs overnight from March 13 to March 14, 2017 at the National Arboretum as a wintry mix moved through the D.C. region.  (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
The First Lady kept watch over her eggs overnight from March 13 to March 14, 2017 at the National Arboretum as a wintry mix moved through the D.C. region. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG) (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
As snow fell during the night, Mr. President joined The First Lady to add an extra layer of warmth inside their nest at the National Arboretum. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
As snow fell during the night, Mr. President joined The First Lady to add an extra layer of warmth inside their nest at the National Arboretum. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG) (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
With snow accumulating, bald eagles at the National Arboretum protected their eggs during a late-winter storm. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
With snow accumulating, bald eagles at the National Arboretum protected their eggs during a late-winter storm. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG) (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
Screenshot from the American Eagle Foundation's eagle camera at the National Arboretum on the morning of March 14, 2017. Bald eagles The First Lady and Mr. President spent the night protecting their eggs. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
Screenshot from the American Eagle Foundation’s eagle camera at the National Arboretum on the morning of March 14, 2017. Bald eagles The First Lady and Mr. President spent the night protecting their eggs. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG) (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
Screenshot from the American Eagle Foundation's eagle camera at the National Arboretum on the morning of March 14, 2017. Bald eagles The First Lady and Mr. President spent the night protecting their eggs. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
Screenshot from the American Eagle Foundation’s eagle camera at the National Arboretum on the morning of March 14, 2017. Bald eagles The First Lady and Mr. President spent the night protecting their eggs. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG) (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
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The First Lady kept watch over her eggs overnight from March 13 to March 14, 2017 at the National Arboretum as a wintry mix moved through the D.C. region.  (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
As snow fell during the night, Mr. President joined The First Lady to add an extra layer of warmth inside their nest at the National Arboretum. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
With snow accumulating, bald eagles at the National Arboretum protected their eggs during a late-winter storm. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
Screenshot from the American Eagle Foundation's eagle camera at the National Arboretum on the morning of March 14, 2017. Bald eagles The First Lady and Mr. President spent the night protecting their eggs. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)
Screenshot from the American Eagle Foundation's eagle camera at the National Arboretum on the morning of March 14, 2017. Bald eagles The First Lady and Mr. President spent the night protecting their eggs. (© 2017 American Eagle Foundation, DCEAGLECAM.ORG)

The eggs are expected to hatch the last week of March.

See video of the pair and their nest plus photos provided by the arboretum.

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