Watch 'The First Lady' Lay Eggs in DC

A screenshot of the DC Eagle Cam taken on Feb. 10 shows one of the eagles guarding the nest

A screenshot of the DC Eagle Cam taken on Feb. 10 shows one of the eagles guarding the nest

Break out the cigars and champagne - the Hanover eagles welcomed their first offspring of 2017.

Before the D.C. Eagle Cam project went live for the very first time on February 15th, 2016 - which was during the pair's second nesting season -- the First Lady had already laid two eggs. This is the third year cameras have been trained on the nest.

"We don't know the exact date in February that the First Lady will lay eggs", said Julia Cecere, of the American Eagle Foundation, "but because she laid eggs previous year on Feb. 10 and Feb. 14, we can speculate that she may lay eggs around that same".

The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania said the parents are taking turns incubating the egg.

In 2015, the eagles laid three eggs but none hatched.

It is expected a second egg will be laid in the next few days.

Eagle pairs tend to have a relatively similar nesting and breeding schedule from year to year. They will hatch in the same order they were laid.

The live Eagle Cam has been a popular way to watch bald eagles as they set up a nest in York County.

They're gonna do the same thing in the same park in the same tree in the same nest around the same time of the year but with new eggs!

Avid watchers are hoping for a more successful outcome in 2017.

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