Mr. President, The First Lady, and their twin hatchlings at The National Arboretum
In 2014, a pair of mated bald eagles chose the most idyllic of nest sites within our nation’s Capital, Washington, DC, nestled high in a tulip poplar amid the Azalea Collection at the United States National Arboretum. This was the first time bald eagles nested in this location since 1947. The two have been iconically named “Mr. President” and “The First Lady.” This pair raised one eaglet successfully in 2015.
Now another pair of eaglets have joined the family—the first chick hatched on Wednesday, March 16, the second on Sunday, March 20.
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The American Eagle Foundation partnered with the National Arboretum to install and stream two high definition video cameras from the top of the nest tree. The cameras are powered completely by a large mobile solar array that was designed and built by Alfred State College, SUNY College of Technology and was partially funded by the Department of Energy and Environment.