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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Not Babies Anymore

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!

Friday, May 04, 2007

“Not Babies Anymore”


The three eaglets aren't babies anymore. These eaglets are essentially as large as their parents at this point. It's not uncommon for juvenile birds to actually outweigh their parents by the time they fledge.
Their juvenile plumage has replaced their down and the eaglets are much more coordinated and able to get around the nest. The parent continue to bring ample food to the nest and the eaglets now feed themselves (although they'll still beg from their parents).

In the coming weeks the eaglets will begin to test their wings, strengthening their muscles and learning the skills for their first flight.