VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Azalea still in nest

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!

Friday, June 12, 2009

“Azalea still in nest”

The eaglet "Azalea" remains in the nest at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. Both her older and younger sibling have fledged but continue to return to the nest to rest or feed. She is very active in and around the nest, and physically seems prepared to fledge. All that remains is for her to decide to make her leap.

The adults brought a pigeon to the nest yesterday which Azalea promptly claimed. She appeared unsure of what to do with it, however. These eaglets are used to fish as their primary food and although they have had bird before - they were fed to them by the adults. After a time eaglet HE (youngest female) finally hopped into the nest and took the pigeon for herself - consuming nearly the entire bird