The first eaglet of the 2011 season at Norfolk Botanical Garden received its first feeding of fish – Gizzard Shad – at 2:54pm about 3 1/2 hours after emerging from its eggshell. It may have taken as much as two days to break out of that egg housing, and left the young eaglet worn out from all the effort. The chick had to rest and gain enough strength to hold its head up for a few minutes and be able to swallow the tiny bits of fish from its mom. All of us watching the WVEC webcam could not have had a better view! Mom positioned herself so we could see and the light was nearly perfect. These feeding will take place throughout the day and night. These photos include two additional feedings at 4:01 and 4:51.