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Bald eaglet hatches along Dulles Greenway

- — Dana Hedgpeth

A bald eaglet has hatched at a nest in Northern Virginia, and it’s likely two others at a nest in Washington have also hatched, experts said.

On Tuesday, the eaglet hatched in the nest along the Dulles Greenway. The eaglet’s parents — Rosa and Martin — have two more eggs they’re incubating in a nest in a wetlands area of Leesburg, so wildlife experts are watching closely for those to hatch sometime this week.

The eaglet was captured hatching on video, with livestream­ing cameras placed close to the nest.

“We are elated,” Terry Hoffman, a spokesman for the Dulles Greenway, said in a statement.

Last year, Rosa and Martin — named by Loudoun County students in honor of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. — had an eaglet that was named Orion.

Bald eagles usually lay one to three eggs a year, and the eaglets hatch about 35 days after being incubated. After hatching, baby eaglets usually fly away from the nest, in about 10 to 12 weeks.

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