The birth of animals is one of the cutest natural occurrences in the world. On Saturday 18th March, a baby eagle was born to the world during a live stream event held by the American Eagle Foundation.
The event happened live on the stream after the nest has been live streamed from for nearly two years now. It was a joyous occasion for the whole world to see and obviously for the mother to witness also.
The nest was originally home to two Eagles, a male and a female by the names of “Mr President” and “The First Lady”. Since then, another Eaglet has been born on the 20th which just added more joy to the occasion and momentous moment.
The two baby Eaglets have currently only been named DC2 and DC3 as they wait for more finalised names. We wonder if they’ll be named after previous Presidents of America? DC2 hatched at 8:27 a.m. March 18, 2016 Eastern Daylight Time. DC3 followed 2 days later, hatching March 20 at about 3:00 a.m. EDT.
Nonprofit group American Eagle Foundation Founder and President Al Cecere highlighted the unifying purpose of the live hatching caught by the eagle cam.
“[I]t seems that citizens across America have momentarily put their political differences and disagreements aside to share and enjoy together the special importance, wonder, and meaning of their symbolic National Bird,” Cecere says.
There is estimated to be around 70,000 Bald Eagles nesting In North America, Canada and Alaska. This makes the birth if these two little precious Eaglets ever more exciting as the number of Bald Eagles in the wild continues to rise after their worrying decline many years ago.
You can catch the live stream of all the goings on right here and watch for yourself as the mother continues to fend for her young and nurture them until they leave the nest. We hope these two little gorgeous creatures the world of good and we hope they continue to thrive as a species.