VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Windy Day in Norfolk

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, February 12, 2009

“Windy Day in Norfolk”

Like most of Hampton Roads the eagles at the Botanical Garden have been buffeted by strong winds today. While the eagles and their egg are riding out the wind just fine, the conditions have created some difficulties for the Eagle Cam. The rapid movement means that the computers encoding the stream and publishing it to web have to digest much more data. This can also create problems for the end user as the increased data requires more bandwidth and can create buffering problems.

The Eagle Cam network works on a "line of sight", meaning that each element of the network must be aligned to properly function. High winds can shift these elements out of alignment, creating problems with the feed.

Please be patient. Weather related issues like this are entirely out of our control and are part of watching this nest "in the wild". All of the partners involved with cam work diligently to ensure that the feed is working at its optimal level.
Keep watching as we see if a second egg is forthcoming.