In Washington, D.C., someone is usually watching you. But for the last few days, two of the district's most heavily surveilled residents have also been two of its newest.
DC2 and DC3 are the newly hatched bald eagles in the National Arboretum. DC2 began hatching on March 17 and emerged the next day. The sibling, DC3 hatched a few days later. In between pips, the parents—nicknamed Mr. President and First Lady—took turns keeping their new babies warm and bringing them fresh fish to feed on.
All of this excitement was captured on a live camera feed operated by the American Eagle Foundation. (Meet the camera's operator.)
In mid-May, officials will take blood samples to determine the eaglets' sexes. At