Thanks to Joe Foreman at Norfolk Botanical Garden we have the first photos of two adult bald eagles sitting together as of this morning Sept 29 perched in a tree at what is referred to as “the dump”. In the first photo I believe the male is already sitting in the tree and the female is flying in about to land beside him. Shortly after these photos were taken both eagles flew off and were next seen by Scott at the 2011 season nest tree with one of the eagles in the nest. This seems to confirm several sightings over the past two weeks by several others that the NBG male had found a girl friend. These photos are also posted by Joe Foreman at www.norfolkeagles.com. Photos used with permission.
Great to have hope again. Best of luck for NBG in 2012.
Yay! Maybe we will have more rock stars next season!!
This is just soooo exciting! Nice to have clear evidence of the recent sightings. Joe Foreman must be over the moon to have captured these pictures and we are all so grateful that he was able to capture these shots.
These photos just made my day a ridiculously happy one!
How very exciting! Cant wait to see what the future brings with these two!
So excited to see dad found a new mate and how beautiful she is ! Welcome !!!
Thank you for posting Mr. Lukei – and Joe Foreman. It is nice to see the two of them side by side.
I’m laughing and crying all at the same time. Thanks for the photos and words, Reese.
What wonderful news that Papa Eagle has found a new mate and that they are at the 2011 Nest Tree! While we all will always love and miss Mama Eagle, life moves on… and we can now hopefully look forward to new generations of Eaglets at the NBG!
Thank you Reece for idntifying that it’s definitely Daddy Norfolk and thank you Joe for being there at the right time with your camera , absolutely wonderful news :-)))))))))))
Oh, this is such happy news! Thanks for posting these and keeping us up to date!
Wonderful news! Thanks, Reese and Joe!
Love the photos–thanks to everyone for keeping your eyes open and cameras ready. Dad knew what he had to do and now he’s not alone anymore 🙂 So happy!
Great News! Was unsure until Reese mentions it, so it must be true! thanks Reese.
To me, though, it is somewhat bittersweet. Still miss Mama very much.
I live in MA and only the past few years has an eagle pair been nesting where I live. Never saw them. Driving home today I looked up & for the first time ever I saw a juvenile eagle soaring! ! And then I come home & get this news about dad Norfolk. For me, not a coincidence.
Thank You Reese!
Tears of joy:)
Thanks Reese!!! So much to look forward to now.
Exciting news! Thank you Reese!!!
What wonderful news! Cant wait to see what becomes of this! Thanks for posting updates!
Thank you Reese and Joefore! Let’s hope these sightings continue on for days to come. I can just imagine how many photographers will be at the Gardens this weekend. LOL Good luck all!
This is the BEST news I have heard in ages!! Thank you Thank you for sharing!!
Happy tears! Dad Norfolk has found a new lady – of course, he’s a great catch! Now we must give her space to be who she will be. She won’t be Mom. She may be younger and less experienced. She may have lost her own mate and she and Dad will have to work out differences in parenting and nesting. Whatever happens, it’s great to know that nesting at NBG will have some continuity with Dad carrying on the tradition of the past 8 yrs.
I’ve been watching since I heard about Mom losing her life. I cried along with everyone else and been reading everyday. I show happy dad found a mate. Thank you for the good news.
I ____ love nature. What happens is supposed happen….good or bad…… it’s all a game of luck, really, if you think about it. Perhaps, we should trust it more often! I’m just saying….
This is the best of good news. Just shows how life goes on, not the same, but maybe even better! Cannot wait for the first signs of nest refurbishing!
This is wonderful news!We all cried so hard for Mom Norfolk,miss her so much,she was one of a kind our Lady Legacy.But now its time to move on and share the joy of a new mate that Dad has found,may they have many bobbleheads and may we have the same love and joy we had for Dad and Lady Legacy.
Yippee!! Hope she likes it at the garden, and gives it a chance. I suspect she will.
Yay! Dad, – we are all so happy for ya.
Good Luck to the new pair! Anticipating the 2012 eaglets! Love this beatiful creatures of God♥♥♥♥♥
DAD WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU…THAT YOU HAVE FOUND A LADY….HOPE YOU BOTH WILL BE HAPPY AND BRING US MORE ROCKSTARS TO WATCH AGAIN…..
i’m so happy!I love Dad and miss Mom so much,i’ll never forget Mom but this could be a new start for Dad.I hope his new Lady bring’s him happy day’s and night’s,may she take after a beautiful lady we will never be able to forget and have baby’s as wonderful as the Rock Star’s.There can never be another Mom but this lady could be her own kind of great lady.My bigest wish is that they stay away from planes and somehow a way will be found 2 keep them safe when they are around the airport,yes 2 keep all safe there.
I AM KNOWN BY SEVERAL PEOPLE ON HERE. SUCH AS… MAGINALEX..SHOEBUTTON…AND CONGOWINGS AND OTHERS ON HERE ALSO FROM NORFOLK IN VA…SITE…………….THEY KNOW ME….I DON,T KNOW WHAT THE HOLD UP IS…..UNLESS IT IS THE CAPS..WHICH IS USE BECAUSE OF A MEDICAL CONDITION AS SOME BLINDNESS FROM DIABETIS…I AM SORRY I AM NOT SCREAMING AT NO ONE
Thank you Reese and Joe! This is exciting news! Like someone has already said when you say it Reese we sit up and take notice!!! We know you know those eagles better than anyone! Thank you again for all you do!
Somehow this great news brings me not only joy but great comfort…life does go on if we let it
When we are patient….God does answer prayer!!
Thanks Reese and Joe for such happy news and hope! Congratulations to Dad and “Lady”. Looking forward to a great new “eagle season”. 🙂
To Kathleen: Some of us do know you are not screaming…don’t worry!! 🙂
This is really awesome news! Can’t wait for the 2012 season..
Glad to see papa eagle’s get a new mate . . watched all the Norfolk exploits earlier this year but first time I have logged on here in a few weeks . . .been too busy watching the travels of our UK ospreys as they migrate to Africa
Roll on 2012 nest season
Ain’t happening. Not real. An optical illusion. Shots taken a couple years ago somewhere else and the photog forgot. It’s two crows working on their Halloween costumes, dress rehearsal.
(I’m trying not to jinx it with optimism.)
Thank you Reese for the great pictures. Hopefully Dad and the new female will mate. She will lay their eggs and we will have chicks again at NBG.