VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Still....?

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!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Azalea continues to remain in and around the Norfolk Botanical Garden. She continues to fed at the nest by her parents. It is not unusual for young bald eagles to remain associated with their parents for some time after fledging.

One of the regular eagle photographers captured an amazing sequence of photos on Aug. 7th. The male adult passed a fish ( a gizzard shad) to Azalea in flight. Azalea seemed somewhat unsure of what to do with the fish...but eventually took it and flew off. The adult may have been trying to help instill some hunting skills in the young female - by showing her how talons can be used! Check out the rest of the series at

Photo courtesy of Michele Fowler