WASHINGTON — Make way for eaglet No 2.
A day after its sibling hatched, a second eaglet in the National Arboretum’s eagle nest began breaking free of its shell, the American Eagle Foundation said Thursday.
The foundation has been tracking the hatching process via a high-definition live stream trained on the eagle nest, known as the DC Eagle Cam. The eaglet officially hatched at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, the foundation said.
The baby eagles are the progeny of famous D.C. bald eagle pair “Mr. President” and “First Lady,” who have parented three other eagles from their perch in the D.C. park.
The first baby eagle hatched 7:21 a.m. Wednesday. The second baby made the first crack in its shell, known as a “pip,” around 6:15 a.m. Thursday.
The two eggs were laid Feb. 19 and Feb. 23.