Bald Eagles Mr. President and First Lady Welcome Second Eaglet

Playing Bald Eagle Parents Welcome Second Eaglet

Mr. President and First Lady have welcomed not one, but two eagle chicks at the U.S. National Arboretum.

The second chick, affectionately called DC7, began cracking Wednesday evening and hatched early Thursday morning. 

The newly-hatched chick seemed shyer than its outgoing older sibling, DC6. The elder chick made its debut earlier this week, beginning to make cracks out of his egg Monday morning and hatching by Monday evening.

"The amazement of watching a tiny eaglet emerge from its fragile egg shell is a miraculous wonder of nature," said American Eagle Foundation (AEF) president and founder Al Cecere. "Watching the eagle parents delicately feeding and brooding their young is a very special and unforgettable experience not to be missed.

The AEF, the non-profit in charge of the maintaining the eagle’s habitat and live stream, said the eggs were laid at the end of March and followed the typical incubation period of 35 days.

The pair of eaglets that hatched in their nest atop a tulip tree follows their older siblings, Honor, once named DC4, and Glory, once named DC5. They were raised by Mr. President and First Lady last season.

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