D.C. EAGLES ARE WORLD FAMOUS
It is reassuring to know that the world is intensely interested in a pair of American bald eagles who are going about their eagle business at the top of a tulip poplar tree in the U.S. National Arboretum — next door to The Washington Times offices, which overlook the federal property.
Via two high-definition nestcams, viewers in 100 nations have peeked at Mr. President and First Lady, now raising their second set of chicks.
Over 70 million have viewed the feathered family — “hundreds of thousands of people were glued to their computers and mobile devices” when the fuzzy gray eaglets hatched five days ago, says the American Eagle Foundation, a Tennessee-based nonprofit that operates the cameras in the nation’s capital and near eagle nests in three other states.
“We hope that something as inspiring and endearing as this special eagle family will help America to momentarily put their political differences and disagreements aside to share and enjoy together the importance, wonder, and meaning of their symbolic National Bird,” notes Al Cecere, president of the foundation.