Watch Live: 1st DC eaglet hatches from egg, 2nd on the way

Update March 30: The second baby eagle at the National Arboretum nest hatched Thursday shortly before 2 p.m. Read more.

Watch the DC Eagle Cam on the American Eagle Foundation’s website.

WASHINGTON — The eaglet has landed.

The first bald eagle egg hatched at approximately 7:21 a.m. Wednesday, the American Eagle Foundation confirmed. The second egg is due to hatch any day now.

One of the eaglets made a tiny crack, known as a “pip,” in its shell around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Now, the next big thing to look out for is the eaglet’s first feeding by its parents.

The famous eagle pair “Mr. President” and “First Lady” have been keeping watch over their two eggs in their nest atop a tree on the grounds of the National Arboretum for the past month. Once they hatch, the duo will be the fourth and fifth eaglets raised by the eagle pair.


Viewers can still catch the second eaglet’s hatching process via high-definition livestream of the incubation and hatching process on the DC Eagle Cam, courtesy of the American Eagle Foundation.

The two eggs were laid Feb. 19 and Feb. 23.

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Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Writer/Editor for He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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