The eagle has landed… on planet Earth.
After weeks of anxious anticipation—including a 36-hour “pipping” period since this Wednesday—the first of two bald eagle eggs nesting at the National Arboretum hatched at roughly 8 a.m. on Friday, according to the District Department of Energy & Environment. Watch the miracle of life play out in its first steps here.
Eagles Mr. President and First Lady’s “second egg is expected to hatch in the coming days,” DOEE notes.
Update 12:11 p.m.
Look at this eagle.
Photo via Eagle Cam