The Washington Post
Bald eaglet hatches along Dulles Greenway
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.