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VDGIF/Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam: Standing on Their own Two Feet

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!

Monday, April 26, 2010

“Standing on Their own Two Feet”

The eaglets have begun standing on their feet. This is an important developmental step for them. It indicates that they are growing stronger and more coordinated. Being able to stand also makes it possible for the eaglets to begin feeding themselves. In order to tear their food, the chicks need to be able to hold it down by standing on it. We will continue to see the adults help with feeding as as the young birds learn this new skill.