In 2014, for the first time in almost 70 years, a pair of eagles nested in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington. And what a nest it is! It’s approximately five feet wide by six feet deep. A year later, the eagles raised an eaglet that was born in the nest.
This year, there are two eggs, and one of them has begun hatching. This part of the process is called “pipping,” which occurs when a baby bird breaks through its shell. It takes 12 to 48 hours for the eaglet to fully emerge.
The American Eagle Foundation and the National Arboretum have set up a website that lets people monitor the nest 24/7. You can view really amazing live coverage at