Animal lovers from all over the world can now watch the wild nest of “Mr. President” and “The First Lady,” a pair of Bald Eagles nesting in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C.
For the last few months, the two bald eagles have been tirelessly performing “nestorations,” building and reinforcing their nest with sticks, feathers, and other found items in an effort to make it more “comfortable” for raising a family. Their hard work finally paid off on February 10th when The First Lady (in case you didn’t know Mr. President is the male bird) laid their first egg. A second egg came shortly after on Valentine’s Day (Giggity). Both eggs are expected to hatch mid-March. Bald eagles had an incubation period of about 35 days.
If you’re so inclined you can watch the live feed at eagles.org or dceaglecam.org. 24/7 live streaming cameras are available for your all of you creepy eagle voyeur fetishists – or if you’re a person who’s genuinely into birds.
The live camera is being sponsored by the American Eagle Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection and preservation of the American Bald Eagle. “The opportunity to sponsor a project of this nature is an honor,” says AEF Founder and President Al Cecere. “Live-streaming cameras that feature our Nation’s Symbol nesting in our Nation’s Capital…you can’t get much more American than that. It’s a great addition to our Nest Cam Program and we hope it brings joy to a lot of people.”
You can spend the next 35 days looking at the live streams. Or you can just come back March 14th and watch from there. It’s your time, use it how you see fit.