VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: One Eaglet

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!

Monday, March 12, 2007

“One Eaglet”

After a tease on Friday that had many of us checking on the nest frequently - the first egg hatched on Saturday, after 38 days of incubation. The chick is covered in soft grey down. The parents will continue to incubate the remaining eggs while also keeping the eaglet warm. The remaining eggs should hatch over the course of this week.

You'll notice fish and other prey left in the nest from time to time. The male typically does most of the hunting for the eaglets while the female guards the nest against predators.