VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Eaglets are Growing Up

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in partnership with the Norfolk Botanical Garden and WVEC, is providing a rare glimpse into the life of two bald eagles and their offspring!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

“Eaglets are Growing Up”

The three eaglets are growing strong. At a little over 3 weeks in age, they have replaced their baby down with a darker, wooly-gray down. As you can see, eagles are extremely attentive parents. In general, the male eagle hunts while the female guards the nest. At times you will see where the male has lined up fish across one side of the nest. Each fish is shredded and then small pieces are fed to the chicks. As the chicks grow larger, their food requirements grow with them. With three chicks, it will require a great deal of hunting as they approach fledging, probably sometime in June.

Eaglets with parents on April 4, 2006