Eaglet DC4 rescued from the AEF Washington DC nest!

The 22 day old eaglet DC4 became trapped in the sticks on the nest and was rescued earlier this evening.  The camera is currently offline and here is the information that is posted on the cam website at this time (late evening Apr 20):

Late this afternoon (April 20) DC 4’s leg became lodged in a Y-shaped stick on the edge of the nest. The eaglet was unable to free itself, so the American Eagle Foundation, in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, arranged for the eaglet to be rescued. Initial examination of the eaglet on the ground by a USFWS eagle expert found that the leg did not appear to be seriously injured. However, the eaglet will be taken to a veterinarian tomorrow where a radiograph of the leg will be taken to absolutely confirm that the leg is generally OK. Hopefully, the eaglet will be returned to the nest to rejoin its sibling and parents in a few days.”

Many thanks to Diana for providing the screenshot of the rescue!

New AEF Eaglecam to watch in Washington D.C.!

What better way to celebrate President’s Day (in the U.S.) than with a new eaglecam streaming from our nation’s capital!   The American Eagle Foundation has teamed up with the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA) in Washington D.C. to bring us the eagle pair known as “The First Lady” and “Mr President”.   They have two newly laid eggs (Feb 10 and Feb 14) and are busy incubating on what is today, a snowy nest.  Link to cam: http://www.eagles.org/dceaglecam/