Yet another day with many WVEC eagle cam viewers asking if there would be a third egg in the nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden. At about 12:25pm that question was asked again and my response was “keep watching”. At 11:55 the female left the nest and the male took over incubating their two eggs. She returned at 11:59 and forced the male off the eggs even though he did not want to leave. At 12:24 it had become obvious that she was about to deliver her third egg. Just as the rain was changing to snow, she did just that – egg #3 deposited in the nest at 12:29. The two photos above were taken about 4:47pm after it had been snowing for over 4 hours. The male had been incubating the “three” eggs for the first time. The female returned to the nest. The male was covered with snow indicating how well insulated eagles are despite their 105f body temperature. He got up and gave all of us a very good look at their three eggs. Note that the third egg which is in back is very white and mom is taking a long look at it.