This week’s blast of sleet and snow kept the District’s “first couple” huddled together to protect their offspring — in a tree in Northeast.
The President and First Lady — a pair of bald eagles that have nested in the National Arboretum — were shown Tuesday via a bird-watching camera shielding a pair of eggs, which are expected to hatch at the end of this month.
The park’s “eagle cam” — set up last year - captured the avian couple snuggling under a blanket of snow. About halfway through the one minute video Mr. President flies away for a short while, and First Lady adjusts herself, clearly showing the eggs.
The eagles first arrived to the Arboretum in 2014, settling in a tulip poplar. They raised one eaglet in 2015 and the following year, the park’s camera witnessed the birth of Freedom and Liberty, the siblings of the upcoming hatchlings.