Hatch-Watch Alert!

“The amazement of watching a tiny eaglet emerge from its fragile egg shell is a miraculous wonder of nature,” says American Eagle Foundation President Al Cecere.

You may be able to experience this miracle yourself by tuning in to the DC Eagle Cam on Sunday, March 26. That’s when an egg laid 35 days earlier by the bald eagle “The First Lady” is expected to begin hatching. Another of her eggs should begin the process four days later.

What you’ll see first is holes – or pips – being cracked on the eggshell by an “egg-tooth” on the tip of the bald eaglet’s upper beak. After the first pip, it can take a day or two for the eaglet to fully emerge from its shell.

Last year, two other eaglets were hatched in the same nest, located at the top of a Tulip Poplar Tree in the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC. The American Eagle Foundation says the DC Eagle Cam garnered more than 10 million views during that hatching period.

Stream live at dceaglecam.org. If you don’t catch the fuzzy eaglets hatching, you might just get addicted to watching “The First Lady” and her mate, “Mr. President.”

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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