The two eaglets in the nest on the James River in Richmond, VA are now a week old – born March 16 and 18. At this young age they are still completely dependent on their parents. That includes keeping them warm. They are born without their own thermal sysytem, which develops in about two weeks. Here is a link to a video by Michelline of their first week – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8x2mhZNqdM&feature=related
The photos are from the eagle cam provided by The Center for Conservation Biology – www.ustream.tv/richmondeagles – and taken on March 22, 23 and 25.