VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Snow Day in Norfolk

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!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

“Snow Day in Norfolk”

The snow storm that is moving across the mid-Atlantic is dropping significant snowfall on the Norfolk Botanical Garden. While this pair of eagles don't often deal with this type of weather - bald eagles are extremely well adapted to cold weather and snow. Their feathers are great insulation - trapping body heat and keeping the birds warm and dry. The insulation works so well that its not uncommon to see snow build up on an eagles back - it doesn't melt because the bird's body heat remains close to its skin.