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Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« on: February 05, 2011, 04:56:58 AM »
There is an incredibly beautiful pair of Eagles nesting in the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia. Unfortunately there is no sound but there is an excellent webcam that seems to be operated constantly - who ever is operating it zooms in and out according to what's happening on the nest and we get some fantastically close views of this lovely pair of Eagles.

The webcam and chat page
http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html

Norfolk Botanical Gardens Website
http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/home

Eagle Cam web page
http://www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org/e-community/eagle-cam

In 2008 three eggs were laid from February 1 - 8. Then, a female intruder caused the eggs to be abandoned and were therefore removed. The pair then went on to have a second clutch of 3 eggs, from March 16 - 22.

Disaster struck again and on March 20 two of the eggs were destroyed and eaten. One egg hatched and Buddy appeared. More disaster - when he was about one month old, a growth was spotted on his beak and he was removed from the nest. You can follow the story on the Maine Eagle Forum
http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=92727&mforum=tdbc#92727

And there is a very recent update on Buddy from the Norfolk Botanical Gardens
http://www.wildlifecenter.org/wp/nbge-rehabilitation-updates/

As of today February, 5th, 2011; there is one egg in the nest which was laid on Thursday 3rd February, 2011.




All images posted in this topic are copyrighted and rights reserved to the Norfolk Botanical Garden and their partners the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and WVEC Television, Inc. (13 News)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2011, 11:31:13 PM by BBE »
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 05:34:07 AM »
08:32 and it appears to be raining. Parent incubating (I'm not sure which parent), 2 days since first egg laid.



Parent stood up at about 08:45, the cam zoomed in immediately - looking for the second egg, no doubt.





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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 10:44:25 AM »
Only one egg still, eagle just repositioned at 1:39 pm

Camera operator having fun zooming right in.







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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 10:48:44 AM »

Wow!
This is an excellent camera!
Look at those closeups!
Thanks for posting the screen captures & website.
wooohoooo!

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 11:50:37 AM »
Laurad, such beautiful close ups of the eagle.
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 12:16:42 PM »
From the nest at 2:47 p.m. EST. This is the female on the nest.



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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 12:17:59 PM »
Some additional info from the live chat.  Laurad, do you happen to know if 'PiedmontN8ive' is a Moderator?



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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 01:17:26 PM »
I haven't spent enough time reading the "chat" to know who is who, but it does seem to be moderated. She seems to be in labor now and he is with her!!



He departed and she's moving things around in the nest bowl, then settled back down.

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 01:35:34 PM »
Very exciting, but early for eggs??
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 01:40:06 PM »
I don't know beans, these are the dates for last year:

2010
Egg 1 - Jan 31
Egg 2 - Feb 3
Egg 3 - Feb 6

I believe she may have laid the second egg after all, I was watching and the cam zoomed in but I didn't see it. She is resting now, it seems. It would have been laid between about 4:10 - 4:30 I think. I'll try to find out more.

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 01:51:54 PM »
I was watching Mom Norfolk lay her second egg.  Her mantle feathers were up and she was pushing - I thought the egg came at 3:59, but the mods on the chat said they were still waiting.  Dad Norfolk arrived and stood with her her 20 minutes or more, she finally showed the second egg. He flew off and she settled down over it.

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 01:56:20 PM »
Thanks Nancy, I was watching part of the time and trying to get some screen caps.. didn't see the second egg at all. Did he stay with her until she laid the egg? I can't believe I was watching and missed it  :ecnono What I don't understand is my picture above is timed 4:25pm.. she looks as if she is in labor, yet you say the egg came at 3:59. I don't think I was watching until about 4:15pm. I'm confused. Did she stay in that postion for 20 minutes after the egg was laid?

She changed positions while I was out of the room just now - not sure if there was a glimpse of the egg. She looks tired now, head nodding, then alert.

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 02:15:42 PM »
It was really interesting to see her labor and for Mr. Norfolk to be right with her, watching, waiting. (I only got a few minutes twice, kept losing cam/or freezing, and couldn't get it back)  Missed the egg laying, couldn't get the cam. Is there a limited amount of viewers at a time?
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 02:17:17 PM »
Exquisite close ups you got earlier Laurad.  :eclove
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 02:22:20 PM »
Thanks emc, we have the cam operator to thank. I don't know if there is a limiit to the amount of people watching, but I had a problem getting it to work for a while also. I think it times out after a period. I'm hoping someone will have a video soon.
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