VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Eagle Cam is Live

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!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

“Eagle Cam is Live”

The Eagle Cam is officially live as of February4th! The cam feed has been available at for some time now. The official announcement was delayed while we worked on some technical issues. The first egg of the season may happen at any time now. Both eagles are strongly keyed in to the site and spend significant time on the nest, either feeding or arranging nesting material. This pair has a history of laying in late January/early February so we'll keep a sharp eye on the nest.

Some technical notes regarding the cam for this year.

1. There are fewer people available to manipulate the cam. We will work to ensure that we continue to provide great coverage of the nest, when no one is actively monitoring the cam it will be left in a position that provides the best coverage of events at that time. Keep in mind that this is one of the only cameras that actively follows the action in and around the nest. Doing so requires a great commitment of time.

2. The infrared (nightvision) has previously been controlled by an automated function that allowed it to be turned on/off on a schedule. Due to an apparent software hiccup this automated sequence is not functioning. We are still able to turn the infrared on/off manually and will make every effort to do so in a timely manner. Please be patient - the infrared needs to be turned on/off outside of normal working hours and there are times when a camera operator is simply not available.