Eaglets have a roughly 35-day incubation period so they are expected to hatch between March 23 and March 28.
Their anticipated births come on the heels of two baby bald eagles that were born last week at the U.S. National Arboretum. The parents, known as Mr. President and The First Lady, created a nest at the arboretum in 2014. They raised a baby eaglet, known as DC1, successfully at the property in 2015. And last week they welcomed two more eaglets, named DC2 and DC3, into the world.
For the arboretum, it is the first time since the 1940s that bald eagles have set up a nest at the 400-acre property.
A public contest is expected to be held to figure out names for DC2 and DC3.
The bald eagles at the police academy were named by D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
On Friday, Lanier said in an email “I am sitting on a panel, speaking for a large group and now watching my eagles :).”
Bald eagles have gradually been making a comeback across the country and in the D.C. area. In 1994, teenage volunteers from the Earth Conservation Corps. helped move 16 baby eagles from nests in Wisconsin to a “hatch box” at the national arboretum. Those eaglets were released every spring for several years and some of them have set up nests in the region.