The American Eagle Foundation has saved your snow day with a 24/7 live feed of two eagles who have nested in the National Arboretum.
Appropriately named “Mr. President” and “The First Lady,” the pair of bald eagles have returned to a poplar tree in the Arboretum that they first chose as nesting grounds in 2014.
According to the American Eagle Foundation website (eagles.org, not eagles.com), The First Lady laid her first egg of 2016 on Feb. 10, and laid her second egg on Feb. 14 early in the morning. “Both parents will carefully incubate the eggs, and both eggs will hatch about 35 days after being laid,” the site states.
In case one 24-hour eagle cam wasn’t enough, the American Eagle Foundation and National Arboretum are offering both Cam A and Cam B, with different viewpoints to watch the eagles sit on their eggs for the next month or so. Cam A features an intimate, over-the-shoulder view of the eagles, while Cam B shows a more dynamic perspective of the nest and underlying forest.
A section of the National Arboretum has been closed to create a “buffer zone” to let the eagles nest in peace since they first arrived two years ago, and includes sections of Azalea Drive and the Glenn Dale azalea collection.
If viewers need to express their feelings over the movements of the two birds, the eagle cam also features a live chat room, “open” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 p.m to 11 p.m. on Friday, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Live streams courtesy 2016 American Eagle Foundation, EAGLES.ORG