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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Doing Well

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, March 26, 2009

“Doing Well”

While the extended hatch time of the third eaglet had many concerned it finally hatched and seems to be doing well. In fact, all three of the eaglets seem to be vigorous and healthy as far as we can tell. All three have been participating in the frequent feedings by both both parents.

Food availability is not a problem...several fish can be seen around the nest. The rich habitat surrounding the Norfolk Botanical Garden is an excellent hunting ground for this experienced pair. All three eaglets seem to getting plenty of food. In the video clip below you'll note the male doing his best to feed all three of the eaglets. The female eventually joins him and the pair work together to feed all three of their young. The male also feeds tidbits to his mate, this serves to further strengthen their pair bond.

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