Went by the Ferry Plantation House location today to check on the two adult bald eagles that nested at Saw Pen Point and successfully produced two chicks this past season. Both of the adults were present and I got to see both of them flying, but never close to me. In this photo they were about 300 yards from me. However, the juvenile yellow-crowned night-heron posed for me on the handrail of a fishing pier. It was foraging along the shore of the Lynnhaven River for fiddler crabs, its favotite food.
Great shot of juvi. heron, hadn’t seen before. thanks for update of Saw Pen. Guess juvis. are gone!
Reese, the WCV bloggies are very eager to hear how Cam and Azalea fared Irene. Norfolk Dad has been seen – he is fine.
Glad to hear Norfolk dad survived Irene, any word on his babies? Did the nest stay intact?
Response – NBG has been closed because of hurricane Irene. Will have to wait for report from NBG staff on condition of the three eagle nests.
Does anyone know where we can find the flight patterns of eaglet NX that is carrying the transmitter? Where/when will they be posted so we can follow? Many thanks…
@Carol – the 2011 chick is being tracked by The Wildlife Center of Virginia.