"Mr. President" and "The First Lady"

Posted on March 29, 2016 by Leslie Ann Daniels

In 1782, the American bald eagle was adopted as the national bird symbol for the United States of America. It was selected because it is native to most of the North American continent, but also due to its majestic beauty, great strength, and long life span of 70 years. According to American Bald Eagle Information: Bald eagles are found throughout most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. About half of the world’s 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska.
If you haven’t yet heard, there is a very cool live webcam (video camera) showing a pair of American bald eagles who have currently chosen to build their nest site within the United States’ National Capital (the White House) in Washington, DC. The eagles, whose names have been appropriately given as “Mr. President” and “The First Lady”, have successfully hatched their two eggs in the nest. It’s amazing to see the minute by minute activities of our National Bird and their eaglets! Here is the link for you to enjoy: dceaglecam.eagles.org