WASHINGTON - Happy birthday, Eaglet #2!
The second egg laid by "The President" and "First Lady" hatched March 20 at around 3 a.m. The parents' first eaglet, whose gender has not yet been identified, hatched two days earlier, on March 18.
Both eaglets appear to be healthy and are being cared for in shifts by their parents.
"The President" and "First Lady" have been nesting high up in a Tulip Poplar tree in the National Arboretum since 2014. They are the first bald eagle pair to nest in the location since 1947.
In 2014, the eagles successfully hatched and fledged one egg-- nicknamed "DC1."
There are no names for the new eaglets, but the American Eagle Foundation is calling them "DC2" and "DC3" for now, as these are the second and third eaglets raised by these parents in this location.