VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Egg #3

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 18, 2009

“Egg #3”

The bald eagles at the Norfolk Botanical Garden have done it again!

Sharp eyed viewers passed along info and video clips that show the female apparently laying an egg shortly after midnight on Feb. 17th. The third egg wasn't definitively seen until more then 36 hours later! With the cold weather the parents have been staying pretty tight on the eggs. The third egg is often hidden from view by the edge of nest. The fact that this pair has again laid a three egg clutch is remarkable, most nest contain only 2 eggs, and this is the 4th year in row that this pair has had a three egg clutch. As many remember the eagle that was transported to the Wildlife Center of Virginia last year hatched from the 3rd egg of the second clutch - unfortunately the previous two eggs from that clutch were broken.

The video below shows a brief glimpse of the egg at approximately 45 secs. into the video