VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Doing Well

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!

Friday, May 02, 2008

“Doing Well”

Despite the severe weather that struck our region on April 28th the eaglet and its parents are ll doing fine. The Norfolk Botanical Garden was never subjected to the tornadoes that struck other parts of Southeastern VA, although winds did gust up to 45 mph with heavy rain. The adults were able to keep the young eaglet safely tucked away and dry.

The eaglet is already growing rapidly and is now able to hold up its head for longer periods of time. We frequently see its light grey head poking up over the rim of the nest bowl. Both the male and female are feeding the eaglet, tearing off small bits from the fish the male is bringing into the nest. By the middle of next week the eaglet will have a second down grow in, replacing the natal down that it hatched with.