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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: And Waiting

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!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

“And Waiting”

We continue to watch the Norfolk Botanical Garden eagles for any signs that they have a hatchling. The depth of the nest bowl screens the egg from view so we have to rely on the parent's behavior to monitor whats happening. If the egg has hatched we'll be able to see the parents feeding it, something we haven't detected as of yet. In addition, at the time of this post the adult on the nest is in a classic incubation posture. When brooding, the eagles tend be slightly more upright.

Remember that this pair has a history of extended incubation, so we're still well within the normal range for these eagles.