The viewers of the WVEC/DGIF/NBG eagle web cam were treated today March 22 to a very special event. The day had been quite different than we have seen for the past week. The male came to the nest at 8:06am but did not bring a fish. There was only a small part of a fish left in the nest from yesterday, and was fed to the three eaglets about 9:40. By 10:28 the male had not returned to the nest, so the female left the nest and the eaglets, returning at 10:57. The female poked around the nest looking for scraps to feed her nestlings. Not much there. At 1:55pm the male finally arrived with a large Gizzard shad. The female flew away and the male began eating on the fish on the back edge of the nest. He was being watched very closely by the three chicks who were down in the inner pocket (nest cup) of the nest where they had been confined to keep them warm. Used to being fed every hour or so, they would have been ready to eat again and not willing to wait for dad to finish eating. With the oldest chick (9 days old) leading the way all three of them climbed or crawled out of the inner pocket. Number 3 (5 days old) was second and and number 2 (7 days old) was last.