VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam

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, May 29, 2007

The eaglets continue to make progress towards fledging. These young birds are spending more and more time on the tree limbs around the nest - a process called "branching out". The eagles are continuing to practice flying - gaining the strength, skill and coordination needed to launch their first true flight. It's not just flying that these young eagles must master - the art of landing safely is just as important.

We really have no way to predict exactly when each eaglet will "launch". Keep watching with us as we anticipate the first flight of the Norfolk Botanical Garden eagles!