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Norfolk Botanical Garden, VA

Most pictures are from the Maine Bald Eagle Cam Discussion Forum's
thread on the Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam

Additional info and pictures from the Hancock Wildlife Channel's
thread on the Norfolk Botanical Garden Bald Eagle Cam

The nest is in a botanical garden in Norfolk, Virginia. The eagles successfully raised three chicks in 2006 and 2007. The 2007 nest fell apart after the last chick fledged, and the eagles built a new nest for 2008; however, they had a bad year, losing their first clutch when a younger female tried to take over the nest, then losing the first two eggs of a second clutch when they were broken by an adult jumping up to face a large bird (possibly great horned owl) flying too close to the nest. They then laid the third egg in the second clutch, and it hatched - but developed avian pox and was removed from the nest for treatment when it was about a month old; it survived the avian pox, but is still in rehab for damage to its beak caused by the disease, and is unlikely to be releasable. The eagles moved back to their previous nest for 2009.

EmtyBelfry's photo - January 12, 2009

Based on past experience, look for eggs in the first half of February, chicks in mid-March, and fledging in early June.

Summary of 2009 Season:
  • eggs laid: February 10, about 4:25 pm; February 13, 5:05 pm; February 17, 12:08 am

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