Virginia.gov

VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Getting Ready

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, January 19, 2010

“Getting Ready”

The eagles at the Norfolk Botanical Garden continue to mate as we grow closer to an eventual 1st egg laying date. When will the first egg arrive? Only the eagles know. Both of the adults continue to work on the nest - bringing sticks and arranging the nest materials to create a well formed nest cup.

Bald Eagles typically lay a clutch of two eggs although nests of one or even three eggs occur as well. In fact this pair has a history of three egg clutches. The eggs are typically laid over a period of 3-6 days.

Be sure to check out Nature on PBS this Sunday (Jan. 24th) for an airing of "Bald Eagle" http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/american-eagle/introduction/4201/. As with all of the Nature programs this is an exceptional program and a great look at the bald eagle.