WASHINGTON - Two D.C. bald eagles that reside in a nest above the Metropolitan Police Department's Training Academy are preparing to welcome two new eaglets after laying two eggs over the past week.
The eagles affectionately known as Liberty and Justice have been nesting in an oak tree at the police academy in Southeast D.C. since 2004. They have been laying one to two eggs every year here ever since.
The Earth Conservation Corps said Liberty laid her first egg last Wednesday and the second egg this past Sunday. The eaglets are expected to hatch at some time between March 18 and 24.
Last year, an eaglet named Spirit hatched in mid-March after Liberty and Justice laid two eggs at their nest. Unfortunately, the second egg was non-viable and did not hatch.
The Earth Conservation Corps has set up a live web camera placed in Liberty and Justice's nest that is about 110 feet in the air. You can watch them on www.eaglecam.org or in the video player below:
Since 1994, the Earth Conservation Corps has been working to bring bald eagles back to Washington D.C. after the birds had not been spotted in the city since 1946. For more information about the organization, go to www.earthconservationcorps.org