At dusk this evening the Eagle Cam ended its 2010 season broadcast. Although the juveniles are still being seen around the Norfolk Botanical Garden, they are spending less and less time visible to the camera. You can see that the nest is well used from the growth and development of three eagle chicks. The adults will have to do significant work to ready this nest for next year.
We have had the privilege of watching the entire breeding cycle for this pair who successfully raising three young yet again. From the uncertainty of the first egg being laid in the snow - to NE being rescued from the canal - this season has had its dramatic moments. These bald eagles are emblematic of both the challenges and success that this species embodies. These young birds will disperse, wandering for five years - until they reach maturity and seek nesting territories of their own. VDGIF and our conservation partners will continue to work ensure the continued recovery of these magnificent birds.
Many thanks to our Eagle Cam partners: WVEC and the Norfolk Botanical Garden for another successful year. Thanks as well to the Center for Conservation Biology for helping to monitor the Eagle Cam and share insights and information with the public.