Every morning, I spend a few moments watching a live-cam of an eagle nest in the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. As I write this on Sunday June 12, 2022, the eaglet named “Takota” is very close to fledging (flying from the nest tree).
For the first time since 1947, Bald Eagles have returned to the National Arboretum in Washington, DC. In March, 2015, a pair of Bald Eagles were observed mating near Kingman Island, a large island to the south of the Arboretum in the Anacostia River. They were then observed carrying sticks to a tall tulip poplar tree on the south side of Mount Hamilton— A nest was built, eggs were laid, and eaglets were successfully raised and fledged.
The tree is situated on the western edge of the Arboretum’s famed Glen Dale azalea collection, which has been a destination of springtime visitors to the Arboretum since 1949. Now that the Bald Eagles are in residence, the road will be closed to visitors so the eagles won’t be disturbed.American Eagle Foundation
Two cameras have been installed that use infrared light for viewing during the night.
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