DC2 & DC3, the two adorable Bald Eaglets watched daily by hundreds of thousands of viewers on www.dceaglecam.org, now have new names! This past week, five of the most popular name pairs that were suggested via the “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign were put to a final public vote. More than 36,000 people voted. The winning names?
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Nest cam fans from around the world recently participated in a “Name the Nestlings” social media campaign to suggest names for “DC2” and “DC3” the two eaglets currently residing in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. Thousands of names were submitted via the hashtag campaign, and now five of the most popular suggested name pairs and are being put to a final public vote!
Since hatching, the adorable bald eaglets that reside inside a nest at the U.S. National Arboretum have been referred to as “DC2” and “DC3,” as these are the second and third eaglets raised by parents “Mr. President” and “The First Lady” at this nest location. Now, however, the D.C. Eagle Cam partners and cooperators (American Eagle Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, D.C. Department of Energy & Environment, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) are looking for two creative and symbolic names for these eaglets that live up to the names of their parents
Millions of people were glued to their computers and mobile devices this week watching dceaglecam.eagles.org and waiting for the eggs of ‘Mr. President’ & ‘The First Lady’ to hatch LIVE on the Washington D.C. Eagle Nest Cam.
The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) and the cooperative partners of the project are proud to announce that there are now two healthy eaglets residing in the nest that sits high in a Tulip Poplar tree in the U.S. National Arboretum, right inside the Nation’s Capitol.
Since mid-February, hundreds of thousands of viewers have tuned into dceaglecam.eagles.org to watch two live-streaming, high definition cameras featuring the wild nest of Bald Eagles “Mr. President” & “The First Lady.” These parents have been faithfully incubating two eggs at the top of a Tulip Poplar tree in the U.S. National Arboretum, right inside the Nation’s Capitol.
Their devoted attention and dedicated efforts finally began to pay off last night, as the first eaglet began its “pipping” process! “Pipping” occurs when an eaglet uses the tip of its beak to break through the internal membrane and the outer shell of its egg.
The tens of thousands of viewers who have become addicted to watching Bald Eagles “Mr. President” & “The First Lady” on the D.C. Eagle Nest Cam (dceaglecam.org) may want to keep their eyes glued to their computer screens this week to hopefully see two fuzzy eaglets hatch from their eggs.
On Sunday December 13th, Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry hosted an exclusive Holiday Benefit Show featuring American Idol’s Clark Beckham (season 14 runner-up), singer/songwriter James Rogers, and the famous free-flying Bald Eagle Challenger. The benefit show celebrated the American Eagle Foundation’s (AEF) 30th anniversary and raised more than $38,000 to help care for and Protect America’s Eagles®.
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