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Eagle Eggs Could Hatch Soon at National Arboretum

The eagles — known as "Mr. President" and "The First Lady" — built their nest in a tulip poplar tree in 2014.

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    A new bald eagle cam shows a nest at the National Arboretum, thanks to a partnership between the Arboretum and the American Eagle Foundation. This is a recording of the stream; to see it live, visit the American Eagle Foundation online. (Published Monday, Feb. 15, 2016)

    Washington, D.C., could soon be home to a new -- tiny -- first family. 

    The National Arboretum's eagles — known as "Mr. President" and "The First Lady" — are expected to welcome two eaglets as early as next week. 

    The pair built their nest in a tulip poplar tree in 2014 and raised one eaglet there last year, according to the American Eagle Foundation. 

    This year, two eggs were laid in the nest. The first egg arrived Feb. 10, and a second egg followed on Valentine's Day, according to the American Eagle Foundation. The first egg could hatch as early as March 15.

    Bald eagle eggs typically hatch 35 days after being laid. 

    If you're lucky, you can catch the birth on the National Arboretum's "eagle cam."

    The eagles are the first pair to nest in the area in nearly 70 years.

    Watch the live "eagle cam" here.