“Eagle Cam Live for 2010!”
The Eagle Cam has officially launched for its 5th year following the bald eagles at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The Eagle Cam is a collaborative project of the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, Norfolk Botanical Garden and WVEC.com
In early December climbers with Nuckols Tree Care accessed the camera- replacing the weatherproof dome, cleaning the spiderwebs from the camera lens and installing a new infrared illuminator (for improved night vision). Nuckols Tree Care donates their services to the Eagle Cam throughout the year.
The eagles have been working on the nest, adding sticks and pine straw. The male has been bringing the female gifts of food including fish and a muskrat. This is part of the courtship process and helps to reinforce the bond between the pair. The pair have also mated on multiple occasions indicated that they are getting closer to their first egg of the 2010 season. In past years the first egg has been laid between Jan. 31st and Feb. 10th - although this doesn't mean this year's will occur in that time frame.
Check here for news on what's happening at the nest as well as general information about bald eagles...and keep watching at WVEC.com