VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Making Up for Lost Time

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!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

“Making Up for Lost Time”

After a rough day yesterday - the youngest male fledged this morning had had quite a day.

After being chased by crows, he tried his luck with hunting - trying to snatch a mallard duck! After An unsuccessful attempt he flew off towards the airport. He landed on the ground near the berm that separates the Botanical Garden from the airport. He was gently encouraged to fly back into the Garden. He did exactly that - landing on a small branch and hanging upside-down by one foot for several minutes!

Another Fine Mess
Photo courtesy of James Deal

He was spotted in several different sections of the Garden during the day. By late this afternoon he had returned to the nest (in time to be fed no doubt). At the time of this posting all the juvenile eagles were in or about the nest.

Although all three young eagles have fledged - keep checking in on them - they'll continue to use the nest and surrounding area for weeks (perhaps even months). We'll continue to keep you updated on their progress.

Everyone Home for Dinner