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Why Didn't Anyone Try to Save Liberty the Eagle's Eggs? - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Feb 27,2019
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Screenshot from Earth Conservation Corps' Eagle Cam, via Jennifer Anne in the Anacostia Raptor Watch Facebook group.

Source Washingtonian

BY SAM SPENGLER

WASHINGTON, DC. - Yesterday, Washingtonians went to work with a heavy heart. Two eagle eggs caught in the middle of a torrid love affair have been declared nonviable. Meaning no new eagle babies this year for Liberty, the mother eagle who has recently inspired quite a following.

This year, the disappearance of Justice, Liberty’s mate of 14 years, and the subsequent appearance of a first and then a second suitor may have shaken up her routine and driven her from the nest. Her eggs were left alone for several hours in the cold this week.

The eggs have no shot at survival at this point, says Tommy Lawrence, the managing director at Earth Conservation Corps, the group protecting area bald eagles. The organization’s livestream of Liberty’s nest has inspired a large following on Facebook, where ECC camera operators are heralded for tight-framed zooms and action shots (and are just another team that was snubbed at Sunday’s Oscars).

If you found yourself mourning the loss of two fluffy eaglets, you’re not alone. We bemoaned the lack of action and asked the ECC if anything could have been done to save them.

Source Washingtonian



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