American Bald Eagle - Norfolk Botanical Gardens (Virginia)

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Post by Bisky on Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:22 am

The first egg hatched a little before noon today (Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday). It looks pretty hearty for only being about 5 hours old. Two more eggs to wait for!


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Post by caysa on Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:18 am

OMG OMG OMG - Look at that!! How cute!!
Thank you so much for this picture!!
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Post by AllyKass on Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:28 am

it is so....furry Laughing
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Re: American Bald Eagle - Norfolk Botanical Gardens (Virginia)

Post by Bisky on Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:01 pm

The nest is located in a large botanical garden ( http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/home ). When the gardens are open during the day there is usually someone operating the camera, so we are lucky to see a lot of close-up shots when something interesting is going on or see the camera pan over to the surrounding grounds to follow the eagles when they leave the nest.
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Post by AllyKass on Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:47 pm

yes i looked now few times and there is someone worked with cam,if it zoomed only birds head then there was visible big fish tail
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Post by AllyKass on Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:35 pm

now they showing little fur-head
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Post by Bisky on Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:00 am

The second egg hatched around noon on Tuesday. Now there are two little fur-heads to feed. One more egg to go!

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Post by caysa on Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:49 am

I was trying to catch the moment - but of course missed it!
Let's hope the third egg makes it too!
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Post by Bisky on Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:00 pm

Two little guys enjoying a sunny morning. Still waiting for the third.
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Post by Bisky on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:25 pm

The third egg has hatched, but the camera is down so no picture yet.
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Post by caysa on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:19 am

Bisky wrote:The third egg has hatched, but the camera is down so no picture yet.
Hopefully they can mend it quickly - gotta see all 3 of them together cheers cheers cheers
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Post by Bisky on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:29 pm

Finally a picture of the newest hatchling with its oldest sibling. The middle eaglet is still down in the nest bowl. I think that I read somewhere that the nest bowl is almost 12 inches deep -- while they are this small it is easy to hide down below.



Here are the three of them




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Post by AllyKass on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:38 pm

now they will growning quickly Laughing
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Post by AllyKass on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:41 pm

how warm there already are? seems that eagle lilke to sit in shadow
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Post by AllyKass on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:44 pm

both eagles are in the nest now
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Post by AllyKass on Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:47 pm

momy flied away and daddy sit on the eaglets
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Post by AllyKass on Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:22 pm

i see two little furhead Laughing
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Post by caysa on Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:14 pm

They are so tiny - it is really a wonder that a huge parent bird actually is able to feed these tiny one. Just to be in the same nest without killing them by mistake seems like a miracle...
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Post by Bisky on Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:52 pm

Their apparent smallness is misleading. Each will gain a pound a week for a while (that's a lot of fish eating!) And they will be 12 inches tall after just 3 weeks with their beaks and feet being near to adult size. That is just amazing!

But you are right, they are so much smaller than the adults now. Both mom and dad seem to be very careful when moving around near them.
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Post by Bisky on Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:01 pm

AllyKass wrote:how warm there already are? seems that eagle lilke to sit in shadow

They are in the southern United States, so it is usually warmer than where I live. Right now the daytime temperatures are anywhere between 14 and 21 Celsius. This new nest seems to be in the direct sun more than last year's nest.
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Post by Bisky on Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:41 pm

hummm I wonder which one is the boss? whistle

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Post by AllyKass on Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:47 pm

oi,all three....so sweet Laughing
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Post by AllyKass on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:31 pm

eagle showing to us its eaglets again cheers
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Post by AllyKass on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:34 pm

all parents are left and little ones are home alone
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Post by AllyKass on Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:43 pm

one parent flyed back to home,but not sitting still on the eaglets
if little boss saw its parent, it asked food
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Post by AllyKass on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:45 pm

little eaglets are home alone again
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Post by AllyKass on Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:32 pm

both parents are in home now and they fed their eaglets now
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Post by caysa on Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:26 pm

The family is so cute and the parents already know so well what to do.
I think it might be our only chance to see eaglets this year....
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Post by AllyKass on Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:31 pm

caysa wrote:The family is so cute and the parents already know so well what to do.
I think it might be our only chance to see eaglets this year....
yes our eagles acting littlebit strange, but we will see
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Post by caysa on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:33 pm

AllyKass wrote:
caysa wrote:The family is so cute and the parents already know so well what to do.
I think it might be our only chance to see eaglets this year....
yes our eagles acting littlebit strange, but we will see

Still hope - but getting less every day....
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