The eagle hasn’t exactly landed, but it has hatched. Dulles Greenway bald eagle couple Rosa and Martin welcomed their third eaglet to their feathered family over the weekend.
Baby bald eagle number three was the last one mom and dad were waiting for in Leesburg. Rosa laid three eggs at their wetlands nest in February.
The first hatched March 14.
“We are excited to bring the awe and wonder of these eagles into people’s homes again this year,” Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Director Michael Myers said in a news release at the time.
“Last year viewers were captivated by Rosa, Martin and their eaglet Orion, and we can’t wait to watch this pair raise their young this year,” Myers said.
The National Eagle Center said bald eagles typically lay one to three eggs a year. Those then hatch after incubating for around 35 days.
Now comes rearing the eaglets and getting them ready to fly.
You can watch the eagles’ progress on the Dulles Greenway eagle cam live.
Featured photo courtesy Dulles Greenway
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