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Norfolk Eagle Cam

  1. Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Growing Up

    The three young eaglets have certainly changed from the tiny fluffy white chicks that hatched over a month ago.

    The chicks are well on their way to growing into their juvenile plumage, with a coat of brown feathers that they will have when they leave the nest.  In this photo we can see the chicks lined up from youngest to oldest (the youngest chick on the left and the eldest on the right).  You can see that the youngest chick’s back is still largely covered by down and the eldest is well covered by brown feathers.