VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Chilly Weekend

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, March 31, 2008

“Chilly Weekend”


The Norfolk eagles continue to incubate the remaining egg of the second clutch. No further eggs will be forthcoming. This egg was the third egg of the second clutch. A three egg clutch is remarkable and a fourth is an extremely rare occurrence.

Over the weekend the parents had to deal with a bit of sleet and snow as our temperatures went from 81 degrees F on Friday to 42 deg. F on Sunday. The eagles were able to deal with the changing temperatures and keep the egg incubated.

We have noticed a few disturbances at the nest with both the male and female reacting to something off camera. With both Great Horned Owls and juvenile eagles in the vicinity it's hard to know what might be getting their attention. The following video supplied by the Norfolk Botanical Garden shows a recent evening happening, The white flash seen towards the end of the video is the male eagle flying in. Despite these visitations the eagles continue to care for the egg and all is proceeding as it should.