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Eagle cam online and ready for viewers

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"Mr. President" and "The First Lady" have laid two eggs. (2016 American Eagle Foundation, EAGLES.ORG) "Mr. President" and "The First Lady" have laid two eggs. (2016 American Eagle Foundation, EAGLES.ORG)
WASHINGTON (WFSB) -

For the American Eagle Foundation, the eagles have landed.

Bald eagles nested at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington D.C. and the foundation set up a couple of live nest cameras so viewers can watch.

The foundation said people from all over the world can watch the wild nest of "Mr. President" and "The First Lady."

It said the eagles have been working all winter to prepare the nest.

The First Lady laid her first egg on Feb. 10. A second egg came around Valentine's Day.

Both are expected to hatch in mid-March after 35 days of incubation, according to the foundation.

"The opportunity to sponsor a project of this nature is an honor," said Al Cecere, AEF founder and president. "Live-streaming cameras that feature our nation's symbol nesting in our nation's Capital, you can't get much more American than that. It's a great addition to our Nest Cam Program and we hope it brings joy to a lot of people."

The pair first bonded in 2014 and chose a tall tulip poplar tree in the arboretum's Azalea collection to nest. It over looks the fish-filled Anacostia River, the foundation said.

The eagles are the first to nest in the location since 1947.

They successfully raised a healthy eaglet last year.

Watch a live stream of the two cameras on eagles.org here.

The foundation did warn, however, that anything can happen because it's a live nest. That means things like sibling rivalry, predators and a natural disaster can affect the eagle family. It said somethings may be difficult to watch.

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