May 15, 2010

Camellia on Branch May 15

At nine weeks of age Camellia (NC) has taken a giant step toward fledging and independence. The first photo above by photographer Duane Noblick taken at […]
May 7, 2010

Are the Eaglets Male or Female?

Photo above- left to right NE (youngest), NC (oldest- Camellia), ND (middle) – waiting to be returned to their nest – Photo Reese F Lukei Jr […]
May 5, 2010

All Three Eaglets Are Now Banded

The three eaglets at Norfolk Botanical Garden were removed from their nest today by Dr Bryan Watts, Director of  The Center for Conservation Biology, with assistance from Tim […]
April 30, 2010

Feather Care

A couple of weeks ago a WVEC eagle cam viewer asked if the eaglets were itching since they kept pulling at their feathers. The moderator on duty […]
April 30, 2010

Eaglets Eating Catfish

This morning, April 30, after 10am the male delivered a catfish to the nest. The oldest eaglet (NC) was first in line to get his share of […]
April 26, 2010

Feeding Myself

This is the middle eaglet feeding itself this afternoon (April 26). Still not quite sure how to use its feet to hold on while it pulls, […]
April 19, 2010

Self Feeding

April 19 marks a major milestone for two of the three eaglets. For the first time NC and #2 fed themselves. Between 7:05 and 7:24 this evening NC first stood […]
April 13, 2010

Gender of Bald Eagle Broods at NBG

Dr. Bryan Watts addresses the question about the gender of the eaglets that this pair of bald eagles has produced at Norfolk Botanical Garden:  A question was recently […]
April 10, 2010

On-line Bald Eagle Class – April 12

The three of us invite you to join us at an on-line class about bald eagle basics to be presented by The Center for Conservation Biology […]
April 5, 2010

We are Growing Rapidly

The NBG eaglets are growing at a rate of about one pound every three days. For the first 30 days or so most of their energy […]
April 4, 2010

Easter at the NBG Nest

It was a bright, sunny, warm day at the NBG eagle nest. Early morning sun provided the opportunity to get some great closeups of the adult […]
April 1, 2010

The Three NBG Eaglets on March 31

Photo #1 – eaglet #1, photo #2 – eaglet #2, photo #3 – eaglet #3, photo #4 – all three in order 1-2-3 Reese Lukei Jr […]
March 31, 2010

Dr Watts Response Re: March 31 Eaglet Banding at NBG

  You can click on this link – Bot_gardens_letter – or read the letter below from Dr Bryan Watts (they are both the same). —————————————————— I wanted […]
March 30, 2010

Eaglets to Get ID Bracelets

Hi Folks!! We are looking forward to tomorrow morning March 31st. We will be getting two new shiney bracelets. A bright aluminum bracelet with our own […]
March 29, 2010

Banding the NBG Eaglets March 31

To our WVEC Eagle Cam Viewers Several viewers have expressed concerns about the banding of the bald eagle chicks on Wednesday March 31 and we do hear […]
March 27, 2010

Three Eaglet Photo Gallery

Eagle cam photos of the three two-week old eaglets from the morning of March 26. Click on photos to enlarge.
March 26, 2010

Peering Over the Edge

Yesterday, March 25, for the first time the three NBG eaglets were strong enough to make it up and out of the nest cup that they […]
March 25, 2010

How Old are The NBG Adults?

The question is asked every day – How old are the NBG adults? Here is the best answer we can give based on what we know […]
March 22, 2010

Crop, Ears, Feather Tracts

Photo 1 – The Crop – Every day the question is asked “What is the crop?” In short it is a pantry or storage area below […]
March 19, 2010

Sunrise Breakfast from Dad

Dad feeding breakfast to the three eaglets at sunrise March 19. Click on photos to enlarge.
March 18, 2010

Down and Thermal System

In our world of animals, only birds grow feathers. Most birds are hatched with feathers called down, also known as plumulaceous. That is what we see […]
March 16, 2010

It's a Really Big World Out There!!

“Wow! It sure does look like a big world out there. Wonder what’s on the other side of these sticks and pine straw? My dad is […]
March 16, 2010

It’s a Really Big World Out There!!

“Wow! It sure does look like a big world out there. Wonder what’s on the other side of these sticks and pine straw? My dad is […]
March 15, 2010

Feeding Three Hungry Eaglets

Now that incubating and hatching of the three eggs is complete, the next chore for the adults is to keep three hungry eaglets fed. The hatchlings […]