VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Testing His Wings

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, June 04, 2009

“Testing His Wings”

The recently fledged eagle (band HK) continued to practice his flying today moving around the Garden and slowly moving back towards the nest tree. At times he was out of sight so it is unknown if he has been fed by the adults or not. At this point young eagles are busy converting stored fat into muscle and may not need to feed as frequently.

The current camera outage is related to an equipment failure. We are aware the issue and staff at the Norfolk Botanical Garden are working on the problem. We hope to have the camera back online as early as possible tomorrow. We will continue to post reports from personnel on-site