Report from Dr. Bryan Watts, Director The Center For Conservation Biology
The pair of eagles that have taken up residence within the dunes of a Virginia barrier island have fledged 2 chicks. The chicks have been observed flying around the island and appear to be progressing well. On Thursday June 6, 2013 while flying a shorebird survey, Bryan Watts took this photo showing the adult perched on an overturned myrtle shrub and one of the young in the nest feeding on an egret. The pair appears to be feeding heavily on local waterbirds and diamondback terrapins.