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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: 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!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

“Waiting”

Its been refreshing to have not much to post about our Eagles for the last two weeks. In general all has been calm. Some nights the eagles are very alert, perhaps reacting to a Great Horned Owl in the vicinity, but we haven't had any of the drama that unfolded earlier in this season. The eagles were noted mating yesterday. This behavior won't result in any more eggs. Rather it serves to further strengthen the pair bond of these two eagles.


The typical incubation time of bald eagle eggs is about 35 days although this pair seems to incubate a bit longer then this. The incubation times for last year's eggs averaged abut 38 days. We should expect to see an eaglet hatch sometime between the 25th & 29th of April.