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What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to check out some footage from the Washington D.C. Eagle Cam?
The camera was set up by the American Eagle Foundation after a pair of mated bald eagles nested in a tulip poplar at the United Stated National Arboretum for the first time bald eagles have nested in the National Arboretum since 1947.
The pair — called Mr. President and The First Lady — have two chicks, ‘Honor’ and ‘Glory,’ seen tussling in the video below.
Just days old, the eaglets fight as mom (or dad) divvies up a fish dinner.
It’s not unusual behavior. Young eaglets pick up and manipulate sticks, practice holding things in their talons, and play tug or war, which is probably what you see here.
The two tussle until mom decides to take a seat over her rambunctious nestlings.
You can watch around-the-clock footage here: http://www.dceaglecam.org