I would like to share a web site for a live eagle cam located in Norfolk, Virginia. You can watch the eagles day and night. This cam has viewers from all over the world and has a fantastic view of the nest.
The nest is approximately 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep. Mom and Dad have been taking turns sitting on the 3 eggs since the first of February. The eaglets should start hatching around March 9th. That's when the fun really begins.
By littergitter from NC
The eggs have hatched and there are 3 fuzzy little eaglets in the nest. The mom and dad are taking turns caring for them and feed them about every hour.
This nest is located in Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia, 90 feet off the ground in a loblolly pine tree.
For more information, click on DGIF Eagle Cam blog located below the cam view on the web site.
Thanks for sharing this link, this will be fun to watch! (03/18/2010)
Great Site, Thanks for sharing! (03/18/2010)
Another fun cam to watch is a bear and her cub.
There are also some cute video clips of Lily and Hope. Click on Lily Video Clips located beside the cam view. If you hear a purring sound, Hope is nursing. (03/18/2010)
Awesome, sharing with my grandbabies and others. Thank you for sharing! (03/18/2010)
This is awesome and the timing for me to open the link was perfect! I opened it to see an empty nest and then a little head popped up and then another (I didn't see a third) and they were so cute looking around! Within just a few more seconds one of the parents came back to the nest to sit on them :-) Thanks for sharing this link and now I am moving on the watch the bear with her cub ;-) (03/18/2010)
Thanks for the feedback. So glad ya'll are enjoying the cams. I sure do. (03/18/2010)
You got my vote! (03/19/2010)
I am totally addicted to the Eagle Cam! Thank you so much for sharing this link! My husband is teasing me, but I don't care. I think they are fantastic! (03/20/2010)
By Lee Taylor
Watch the video's on the bear cam also. Lily and her cub are getting more active now. Really cute and fun to watch. See the web site posted below. (03/20/2010)
I was just viewing again and the nest branches are swaying in the wind. Looks so cool :-) And then I saw a man in a red shirt walking past, I am assuming on a trail below, and the parent bird was closely watching him ;-) (03/21/2010)
I hope that you are enjoying watching the eagle cam. Right now there are no sticks in the way of getting a good view of the eaglets and watching the mom and dad take care of them. They mostly eat and sleep now but it won't be long before they will be hopping around in the nest.
The estimate I posted of the size of the nest is much larger than the actual size. While the climbers were up at the nest during the banding process of the eaglets, they took measurements. The nest is 64 inches across and 32 inches deep. The inner bowl where the chicks lay is 36 inches wide. (04/03/2010)
I am LOVING following this link and even made a desktop shortcut for it and check in two to three (and sometimes four) times a day! Am loving watching these babies grow! Watched the banding and have learned so much about Eagles because of your post!
One day I got huge giggles because I saw one of the parents facing the camera and from behind him/her there was a flash of white. Was wondering what that was and then a couple of hours later someone asked on the blog when the parents were going to potty train the babies ;-) Well, it was explained that what eagles do is place their behind towards the outside of the nest and their poopie 'shoots' out :-) LOL! Well, that answered my question of what that white flash was ;-)
I am so entranced watching these babies grow and can't wait to see them begin to walk around with those now huge feet and start pecking at the fish mom and dad bring to the nest, exercise their wings to ready for flight and fledge! They started preening themselves about three days ago and that was an awesome sight too :-)
One of those three are going to be placed with a transmitter and I plan to follow it's movements over the next months and years after it fledges :-)
Thanks again for such an awesome link! (04/05/2010)
This is the web site for another eagle cam which is located in California.
These eaglets are about a week old. (04/09/2010)
Thought you might like to know, Hate Litter I just came across this link showing the laying of the first egg for this same 2010 Norfolk nest and there are other links to other videos related to this nest here too :-)
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Except when the video cam was down for we on the West Coast for four days I've been sure to watch them at least twice a day. Their nest is shrinking ;-) LOL!
BTW, those eggs are the size of a baseball :-o Poor mama :-o (05/02/2010)
The Norfolk eaglets are testing out their wings and wingercising quite often now. They are expected to fledge around Memorial Day and will remain in the area for 1-2 months returning to the nest for food. (05/12/2010)
Posting a few photos of these eagle babies growth spurts :-) This one is shortly after hatching at the beginning of March. (05/12/2010)
This one was when they were originally being banded and temporarily taken out of the nest in March. (05/12/2010)
Babies in April :-) (05/12/2010)
And here they are at the beginning of May :-) (05/12/2010)
Thanks Deeli for posting those great pictures! (05/12/2010)
The oldest eaglet made his first 'distance' branching fledge yesterday evening! :-) Awesome!
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