Friday, March 18, 2016

Baby Eagle Cam (livestream); Xochitl, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; KPCC FM (

Wild bald eagle, Big Bear Lake, California
In 2014, a pair of mated bald eagles chose the most idyllic of nest sites within the United States’ capital (Washington, D.C.), nestled high in a tulip poplar tree among the azalea collection at the national arboretum, which is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture. This is the first bald eagle pair to nest in this location since 1947.

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The two eagles have been iconically named “Mr. President” and “The First Lady.” Join us in viewing the most patriotic nest cam in the United States, 24 hours a day.

Egg #1 began the hatching process on Wednesday, March 16th around 7:30 pm. We will be on egg-watch alert for Egg #2 this weekend. If you want to try and guess the hatch dates/times of the second egg, hashtag #dceaglecam on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with your prediction (Eastern Daylight Time). More + VIDEO

Cam runs 24/7 showing parent eagles caring for young at night (American Eagle Foundation)

West Coast Eagles: California
Meanwhile, in on the west coast, in California's Channel Islands, two eagle hatchlings have been born and are doing well.
Two bald eagle chicks have hatched in a nest high in a tree in California's Channel Islands National Park. Park officials say the first egg.

Park officials say the first egg hatched Saturday and the second bird poked its head out of its shell Monday in Sauces Canyon on Santa Cruz Island.
Officials say it's the first successful hatch after three years of attempts for the parents.
The 11-year old male was brought to the island in 2005 and the female arrived in 2006 as part of an ongoing recovery effort.
Bald eagles disappeared from the Channel Islands by the 1960s because of DDT [a dangerous toxin, pesticide, and insecticide that was finally banned because it was killing everything, including eagles by weakening their shells]... 

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