The camera at the bald eagle nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden was activated this afternoon. Photo 1 shows that quite a few sticks have been brought to the nest and arranged around the edge. There is also green pine branches in the nest that were brought to the nest this morning. At 6:43 this evening one of the adult eagles landed in the nest. There was a squirrel in the nest at the time which immediately jumped out. It was after sunset with overcast skies so these two photos are dark, but still able to see the eagle in the nest.
Reese I am so happy you are keeping an eye on the eagles for us! Thanks for the updates!
Thanks sooooo much Reese! Please keep us updated. It is so exciting to see the activity. Hope nothing knocks them off track.
Sorry–Barbara Radley is Oceanview
Reese, so glad you have cam back and can keep track for us. Hopefully the new sticks mean they may just use this nest and cam wont have to be moved and upset the new female. The nest is looking good so far. It should be near perfect if they use this one with them starting so early. Keep us posted please and thanks for all you do.
Thanks as always, Reese. Pretty darn exciting!
Thanks for posting these pictures! Any chance the live cam will be turned on early so we can watch the eagles at nestorations?
Oh Reese, this is so exciting. Thanks for watching and reporting.
Thank you so much Reese….. I know you know how much this means to the Eagle Nation. What a blessing!
Thank you Reese! Thanks for the nest view with all the sticks. Do we by any chance have a target for the WVEC feed for the new season?
Response – That is really up to NBG and WVEC, but not likely until there is more activity at the nest. Right now the eagles are away during most of the daylight hours, so not much to see.
Thank you Dr Lukei for all of your work. It has made a lot of people better human beings. WE LOVE YOUR EAGLES TOO!!!!!
Oh, thank you for posting these pics, Reese. What a feeling to look down into that nest again!
This makes me sooo happy. Glad to have our nest close ups via CCB nest blog. Thanks again, Reese!
Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.
– Audre Lorde
Exciting beginning – Thanks Perry for turning cam on and Reese for always being there 🙂
Thank you Reese for posting these pictures and keeping us updated on our eagles. This is exciting!!!
This is so exciting! I can’t wait for the nesting season to begin. Thank you for keeping us posted on these developments.
This has to mean it is getting so close! New beginnings, new excitement! I can hardly wait. New things to learn for sure. Thanks Reese! We have not forgotten you.
So happy, excited and nervous about what is yet to come! Thank you Reece for keeping track of our old and “new” friends! Beth
Yeah, Reese. So awesome you can check on the nest and share with us. I’m so excited about this new season and hoping that they will continue to work on this nest and use it to raise their new family in.
Wow, the first look at the nest brings back all the feelings again, happy, sad and tears, not sure why but it’s just the way I feel. Let’s pray that the 2012 is a sucess and safe for all eagles in this nest.
This is fantastic! Thank ALL of you for all you have done and continue to do! I’ve been having that “Empty Nest Syndrom”~~
Thank you Reece :-))))))))))))
Thanks to Perry for turn on of cam, and thanks to you, Reese, for keeping us up to date here on the blog! If I can’t have my own screen caps, there’s no one I’d rather have do them than you!
Oh, Reese. I can’t thank you enough for these pictures and your messages. This is truly a Homecoming, timed perfectly to coincide with the weekend’s gathering. The nest is the foundation of Mama Legacy, with the new life of the future starting as seen in the new, green pine boughs that Dad Eagle and his new lady have laid there with care. Reese, thank you for all you have done and continue to do.
Reese – any thoughts about Dad’s new lady? Do you think she’s a 5th year doing her first nesting or maybe an older, experienced bird who somehow lost her original mate? Based on the little we’ve seen, my gut says the latter, but my official knowledge of birds would fit in a really small thimble, so that’s a VERY uneducated guess.
Response – Have not had a good look at her yet, and even then may not be able to tell her age.
Thank you so much for helping keep us up to date. This is all so fascinating as this is my first year watching things this early. It’s exciting and nerve-racking, hoping the new lady doesn’t get spooked and we have some new babies to fuss over. Thanks for all you do for the eagles.
Dear Reese, I’ve only been watching this cam since February and spent many, many hours during the day and evening, getting to know your eagles. I felt so sorry that you had to be the one who had to go to the airport after the accident taking Mommy Norfolk away from Dad, babies and us. I have also followed the eaglets to the Wildlife Center, and the happy release, and now I am following NX when she “calls home”. All the time I was afraid that we might never get to see Dad back in the nest with a new mate. It is so very nice that you let us take a peek while you checked the camera. Now I have new hopes that we will again see a happy eagle pair raise a new family. Thank you for taking such good care of the eagles that we all love so much. Somehow it is heart warming that Dad Norfolk and his new mate has chosen to use this nest. Thank you again, REESE, you r the best. ♥
Wow, the best news yet! Thank you Reese.
Thank you Reese for the pictures and updated posts on Dad Norfolk. I’m so glad he’s not alone anymore!! Even though I’m sure he was fine, accompaniedf by his many people admirers, especially those on the boat! I will follow the nest this year but will admit w/ some hesitancy after what happened to Lady Legacy. That was a heart breaker. Thanks again Reese for keeping a good watch!!
Is it earlier than normal in the nesting season to have this much nest work with sticks and greenery being brought in? It seemed like last year there was a pause of several weeks after we saw the first couple sticks that signaled the beginning of the new season?
I really enjoyed seeing s’caps from an active nest again, thanks 🙂
Response – Normal schedule. Not unusual to see them take a few days off from their nest building chores, and expect we will see this pair do the same.
You are loved and appreciated, Reese! My eagle experiences…beginning 3 generations ago with Mom and Dad NBG, Azalea, and her sibs on the webcam in my classroom, my “continuing education” from you and so many others (including WCV), and amazing “field trips” to NBG…have inspired me to follow my heart and join the efforts of a local Wildlife Rescue and Rehab organization whose mission is to give God’s wild creatures “a second chance” & to promote the coexistance of humans and wildlife.
Thanks so very much for the photo and written updates… I am so very thankful to all who CAN update us until we get to watch next year! Hooray Reese!
Thanks for sharing these pics with us Reese! It’s so nice to see this view again!
I’m confused… It looks like that says 18:45 on the time stamp. If so, I was there when that s’cap was taken and I didn’t see any eagles. Darn it! Is the time stamp correct?
Response – 18:45 is correct. Eagle landed in the nest at 18:43 which is the same as 6:43PM
i will call her lucky lady for she is ,a hansome man and a wonderful home,thaks to all ,becky form ga.
Thank you so much for keeping us informed about dad. I am so happy he has a new “wife”. Life goes on. Your pictures of the dedication of MAMA EAGLE’S sculpture are great. I think you have gone beyond your job discription in keeping us informed about our eagle family. Thank you so very much.
What a joyful time. Just seeing new activity at the nesting site is awsome. All of us that make up The Eagle Nation await the new season with anticipation and thank each of you who make this possible for us. You all are the GREATEST!
Hi, Mr. Lukei
When next you see the NBG male bald eagle, can you please give us (and the WCV blog) an update regarding the lone black feather on his head? Just curious to know if he’s “molted” it out so you’ll have to find another way to ID him in a crowd! 🙂 Thank you for your time and dedication.
Thanks so Much for the early peak of the nest!
I’m am so excited. I just hope they are as productive and Momma and Dad. But I know we will be lucky if they produce 1 young.
Thanks Reese for these wonderful photos. She is a beautiful lady. Let’s hope they are lucky with their first nest and young. We all will be watching.
The last two pictures look like Dad Norfolk. Reminds me of his last visit to the nest last spring.
So much has happened. Life goes on for all.