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Bald Eagles Nest at National Arboretum

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    For the first time in almost 70 years, the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington has a bald eagle nest with eggs that are nearly ready to hatch.

    Arboretum officials said Friday they are not sure how many eggs are in the nest, but they believe the eggs were laid in late January. Officials say they expect the eaglets to hatch possibly as soon as this week.

    The last time there was a known bald eagle nest at the arboretum was in 1947.

    Officials say arboretum visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the birds should try going to the parking lot off M Street NE, where the eagles can be seen flying to and from the nest.