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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Look Whoo Came to Visit

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!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

“Look Whoo Came to Visit”

Surprise ...Surprise


As the Eagles really aren't using the nest at night yet, there hasn't been much to see. Imagine our surprise when we saw this in the early hours of Tuesday morning

This Great Horned Owl spent about 15 minutes exploring the nest site and actually sat in the nest for a short time. The Eagles were not at the nest during this visit. Great Horned Owls nested last year in the Norfolk Botanical garden and are common urban/suburban birds.

The presence of the owl has us watching closely as Great Horned owls have been known to take over Bald Eagle Nests.

UPDATE
Before post time another visit by the Great Horned Owl was witnessed on Wednesdy night. This foray was much longer - almost 1 1/2 hours, during which the owl settled into the nest.