Today, May 5, 2010, the oldest of the three eaglets at Norfolk Botanical Garden was fitted with a satellite transmitter by Libby Mojica, Raptor Biologist at The Center for Conservation Biology, and given the name Camellia for tracking purposes. The measurements and weight fell in between the norms to identify male or female gender, but whether its a boy or girl – right or wrong – this eaglet will be known as Camellia.
Camellia has its own web page and you are encouraged to become an adoptive parent at http://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?tag_id=74435.
More than 1,000 people participated in the “eaglet naming” and Camellia got the most votes. Other top names were Magnolia, Cedar, Iris, Acer and Rose. Thanks to all who participated.