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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: It's Been Fun

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, July 16, 2007

“It's Been Fun”

The season is drawing to a close. On July 15th the barriers erected at the Norfolk Botanical Garden were dismantled. These barriers created a perimeter around the nest tree, ensuring that the Eagles weren't disturbed. Now that the young are growing increasingly independent the barriers are no longer necessary. The camera feed has been disconnected for this season. Be sure to check in for next years Eagle Cam.


The adults will have some additional work next season, as a portion of the nest has fallen away. This is not uncommon as Bald Eagle nest can grow quite massive. The juvenile female has continued to use the nest as a roost and feeding platform. The adults have grown less and less responsive to her calls for food and she'll soon have to fend entirely for herself. Observers have noted her successfully fishing.

Be sure to check out our Peregrine Falcon cam at http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/falconcam/ You can follow these 4 young falcons as they grow and stretch their wings!

So Long & Thanks For All The Fish