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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: 3rd Chick Hatched

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, March 25, 2009

“3rd Chick Hatched”

The 3rd eaglet at the Norfolk Botanical Garden hatched this morning! Early camera viewers caught glimpses of movement that looked enticingly like a third chick was hatching at about 7:12 am. It was difficult to get a clear view however, and we couldn't absolutely confirm the chick until shortly after 9am.

In this image you can see the third chick raise its head as the adult female feeds the siblings. The youngest eaglet is still a bit damp and tired but the fact that it is interested in the food being offered is a good sign. Once it is able to raise its head the adults will begin to feed it as well.