Have you been watching the bald eagle nest cam at Washington D.C.’s National Arboretum all week as a distraction from the horrors of our world? You’re not alone.
The Internet has been riveted by the impending birth of the babies of two American bald eagles, Mr. President and the First Lady. The first eaglet was born on March 18, as thousands tuned in to watch a little grey puffball hatch after nail-biting anticipation.
On Sunday morning around 3am ET, the second eaglet hatched earlier than expected, ushering in the first day of spring.
People (and some animals) are very invested in the lives of these eagles and their babies. It’s truly brought us together in a collective effort to watch life thrive as the world crumbles around us.
Why didn't the mother feed the newborn? Eagle experts please respond? I'm worried. #dceaglecam
— 🐱 Mary Krik 🐱 (@Marykrik) March 20, 2016
— Nancy Rowe (@nrowe22) March 20, 2016
— 🍌Anna Cheng Catalano 🍌 (@accatalano) March 20, 2016
— Doug Rosfeld (@DRosfeld) March 20, 2016
Gah! Look at these two!
— N Josten (@NJosten1) March 20, 2016
As of noon CT, the eaglets were getting some grub from mama.
Watch live here.
Screengrab via American Eagle Foundation