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Second eaglet begins to hatch

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 00:54

The second baby bald eagle begins cracking open its shell at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The second of a pair of baby eagles in a nest at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. began to hatch Saturday morning. Cracks could clearly be seen in the shell of the second egg in the nest at around 9am EDT (1300gmt) via a remote camera. The first egg hatched early on Friday. The so-called "eagle cam", operated by the American Eagle Foundation and Egles.org, is providing live viewing of the hatching of the two eggs. They're the offspring of a bald eagle couple known as "Mr. President" and "The First Lady." The 'first family' of eagles are the first to nest in the city's National Arboretum since 1947. The presidential birds are a symbol of the U.S. government and are featured on U.S. currency. And they're a source of local pride for D.C. residents too, who will enjoy watching the birds grow up for some time to come.

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Second eaglet begins to hatch

Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 00:54