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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: 2nd Eaglet Fledges

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!

Monday, June 08, 2009

“2nd Eaglet Fledges”

The youngest eaglet (band HE) of the trio fledged this afternoon. The young female first flew to a branch near the nest before finally stretching her wings and taking her first flight. The first to fledge (HK) has been returning to the nest regularly for feedings.

Azalea (band HH) the female eaglet who has been fitted with a transmitter, closely watched her siblings but has not as of yet taken her "leap". All three of the eaglets were in the nest as night fell today.