Bald Eagle Nest Cam captures first signs of egg hatching

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first signs of egg hatching have been spotted at the nest of a pair of bald eagles in Washington.

The American Eagle Foundation confirmed a small crack on one of the eggs Wednesday night.

This crack is considered to be a “pip” once the eaglet has fully punctured the egg shell. It could take anywhere from 12 to 48 hours for the eaglet to fully emerge from its shell.

The foundation launched the live streaming Bald Eagle Nest Cam after the eagles —nicknamed “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” — laid two eggs last month. The first was laid Feb. 10 and the second on Valentine’s Day.

The foundation says the eagles have been nesting at the U.S. National Arboretum since October 2014 and raised one eaglet last summer.

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