Hail to the Cheep

Washington DC has a new First Family. A pair of eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum named Mr. President and First Lady are welcoming a pair of eaglets. The first has already hatched, with the second preparing to hatch today.

And thanks to eagle-eyed reader Elizabeth G., here’s the live camera where you can watch the action (be patient, may take a while to load):

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20 thoughts on “Hail to the Cheep

  1. Haha March 19, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    I approve this message.

  2. Birdcage March 19, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Mm mm fish for lunch.

  3. Not That Mike The Other Mike March 19, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    I’m having trouble viewing the live camera. The screen is mostly black. I don’t think it’s anything I can correct, sorry to say.

    • Laura March 19, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      It’s beautifully clear for me. There’s a beautiful eagle sitting on the nest — I assume it’s First Lady — and I can see every stick in the nest. Along with a lovely dead fish. Maybe it’s your ad blocker? I find that mine causes problems with some video and webcams.

  4. Phred's Mom March 19, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Congrats to Mom and Pop! The world needs
    more iggles!

  5. Murray March 19, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    I only see a very tight close-up of Mom[?] looking very stern – which is probably par for the course for eagle visages. Or maybe the fish has been around for too long.

    • Not That Mike The Other Mike March 19, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      Someone is zooming the camera in and out at intervals. I saw the close-up, too and now as I type this I can see the full nest. Mama eagle is still on top of the little ones.

      • Murray March 20, 2016 / 10:28 am

        Thanks, Mike.

  6. Faye March 19, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I’m always astounded that I can sit on my couch and see a crystal clear sharp feed of a live creature living it’s true existence hundreds of miles away.

    These birds are truly majestic. I love to see how carefully the adults tiptoe around the chicks.

    • Faye March 19, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      P.S. Thank you to all involved. 👁

  7. Gigi_the cat lady March 19, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Birdie mom nom indeed!

  8. Karen Neale March 19, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    I spent all of Thursday and Friday glued to this webcam at work and saw the first chickie hatch. It made all of us smile.

  9. JenDeyan March 19, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    You know, this video did bring me glee. ^_^

  10. Ilonka March 19, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    At first, I thought the screen was frozen, but then Momie Eagle moved. Her stillness is awesome.

  11. Gigi_the cat lady March 20, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    Just watched mommy feed a breakfast of fish to the little ones, awesome!

    • Madame X March 20, 2016 / 4:16 pm

      I saw that too!

      Eaglet 1 (closer to Mom) was eating it all, while Eaglet 2 merely rolled about…

  12. Kar March 20, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Mom just sat on the babies!!! Splat! I can’t imagine how they do that without squashing those little ones.

    I also can’t imagine what true bird enthusiasts do with these webcams. You don’t need binoculars and you don’t need to book airfare to be thisclose.

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