Thank you for visiting the CCB Eagletrak blog. If you have questions about the NBG eagles or bald eagles in Virginia in general, I will attempt to answer them. CCB staff has been monitoring and surveying the BE population in Virginia since 1977. The first pair to return to lower Tidewater was in 1989 at First Landing State Park. The pair at NBG are in their 3rd nest that we know about – two at NBG and a first one on the east side of the Norfolk Airport runway
I’ve become a bit obsessed with bald eagles – especially since that church in Norfolk (Royster?) began posting pictures and videos of an eagle sitting atop its steeple. We drove directly under a mature pair perched on a lamp post on the east-bound side of the Broad Creek bridge in Norfolk last month and this morning, I spotted a single mature bald eagle from my back yard! It circled high above the Elizabeth River in the space between Edgewater, Lambert’s Point Golf Course and Craney Island. Eventually, it crossed from the west side of the river to the east and came to rest on a utility pole on Norfolk International Terminal’s Tanners Point, where it stayed a lonnnnggggg time. I knew eagles were near me, since they’ve been sighted on Craney Island, at the golf course, on two neighbors’ piers and at that church. However, this is my first “backyard” sighting (and believe me, I’m never far from my binoculars). Is there a way of knowing which eagle I saw today or do you think this bird has not yet been banded? It seems that much of the information available online is outdated – perhaps due to funding cuts – or perhaps a lack of interest. From my point of view, I can’t get enough of this eagle action.