VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Two Have Fledged!

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, June 01, 2007

“Two Have Fledged!”

The two oldest eaglets have been edging further and further out on the branches surrounding the nest. Two days ago these intrepid eaglets were mobbed by crows, driving them back to the nest. The parents have been feeding their brood, but much less frequently - attempting to convince the young to leave the nest.

This morning the two eaglets briefly flew from the nest tree! Although their initial sojourn was brief - they have officially fledged! The youngest eaglet will likely follow its siblings lead soon. The eaglets will continue to return to the nest frequently and will still be fed by the parents for some time.