American Bald Eagles

I have to share this link at every opportunity:

http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html

This link is provided by one of our local television networks, donations, and the Norfolk Botanical Garden, which a pair of eagles has claimed as their home turf since building their first nest there in 2003.

It is a live cam that provides a peek into the daily life of these grand birds, from the laying of the first egg until the young depart, usually late June or early July. Three eggs were laid  in February, and the last one hatched March 17th.

Before fledging, the young eaglets are removed from the nest one by one, and fitted with a tracking device so their movements can be recorded by the Center for Conservation Biology, affiliated with the College of William and Mary, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

If your travels bring you to southeast Virginia, be sure to include the Norfolk Botanical Garden on your list of “must-see” places to visit.

A lot of information regarding the eagles, and some great pictures are available on the links mentioned. Have you had the opportunity to observe something like this in your area? Please share! And let me know what you think of “our” eagles!

Great photos here, also: http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/get-involved/keep-the-camera-rolling


8 thoughts on “American Bald Eagles

  1. Eagles are magnificent birds. They bring to my mind one of my favorite Bible verses.

    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.

    Blessings to you, Patti…

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  2. One of my favorite verses, too, Carol. Oh, how they sail on the wind, not laboring, nor beating it with their wings. How often we try to do things in our own strength, when all we have to do is glide and let Him carry us along.

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