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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Today's Procedure

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!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

“Today's Procedure”

Later this morning, at approximately 9:00am the eaglet will be removed from the nest for examination by the Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries wildlife veterinarian. Many have asked if the young bird will be returned to the nest following the examination. This decision will be made based on the veterinarian's assessment of the bird's condition, and prospects for recovery.

All things being equal we would prefer to leave the bird with it's parents. However should the health needs of the eaglet and its parents require it, the eaglet may be removed to receive appropriate care. Following recovery the bird would then be released back into the wild.

At this point no decisions have been made, we'll have to see what we learn later this am.