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.
Great pictures of the babies and their first week.
What is the link for the Richmond Cam?
Response – Read the post again – it is there
The video was great. Thanks for posting it, Reese. And, please, pass along my thanks to Michelline for producing it. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.
Why will CCB not intervene with R2 (siblicide) when they did with the three NBG eaglets last year?
Response – (1) CCB did not remove the three chicks from the NBG nest last year nor did we recommend doing so. (2) There has not been any siblicide in the Richmond nest to my knowledge, (3) The behavior being exhibited by R1 is normal and occurs in the nest of many specie of birds.
Thank you for your answer. I had assumed it was a CCB decision to intervene last year at NBG — please forgive my ignorance as to all the players involved. If you can tell me, whose decision was it to rescue NV, NX, & NZ? And, are they involved with the Richmond nest, or no? Thanks, again.
Response – VA DGIF made the decision to remove the 3 2011 NBG eaglets. Only CCB is operating the Richmond eagle cam.