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Published: Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 3:42 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 11:41 AM
By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk
WASHINGTON — After days of anticipation, the first of two baby bald eagles hatched Friday morning, with the second beginning the hatching process Saturday morning.
The parents -- nicknamed Mr. President and The First Lady -- welcomed the eaglet at 8:27 a.m.
The parents, like most eagles, generally mate and remain monogamous for life.
Eaglet No. 1, temporarily named DC2, began hatching around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Washington Post reported Friday that American Eagle Foundation spokeswoman Julia Cecere said she was up multiple times throughout the night to watch the cameras.
The first meal for the eaglet was fish, which one of the eagle parents finished eating while incubating the second egg.
NPR reported that the two eggs were laid Feb. 10 and Feb. 14.
The American Eagle Foundation said it would be watching for the second egg to hatch this weekend. Saturday morning, the foundation posted on facebook that the second egg had began the pipping process.