VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: More Eagles

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!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

“More Eagles”

We witnessed yet another visit to the nest by a juvenile Bald Eagle today. A young bird landed in and around the nest tree around 11 this morning. This bird is transitioning into its 4th year plumage. You'll note the dark eye band typical of a third year bird, but with more white on the head.

This bird perched above the resident female and for a short time even landed in the nest. The juvenile has since left the immediate area, and both resident adults have been seen together in and around the Norfolk Botanical Garden.

Prior to this the residents were noted bringing large sticks into the nest and have added some fresh green pine needles. A total of four mating bouts were seen yesterday (both on & off camera) so the pair is trying. We'll have to wait and see if these efforts will result in a second clutch.