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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2011, 02:40:57 PM »
Not enough hours in the day  :eclol

5:33 pm. EST





Great camera person -  :ty

Video coming ~ here it is.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjOSXa3Xaec" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjOSXa3Xaec</a>

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2011, 03:09:04 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?

Laura - I think she laid the egg ~ 4 PM, then Dad came and stood by her - she stood there for 20 minutes or so - then Dad left and she sat down.

The camera times out after 1 hour (but may also go down from time to time)


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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2011, 04:28:56 PM »
I got a little bit of video - from (on my computer clock) 3:57 -3:59 -  her neck (mantle) feathers were way up and she was rising up and pushing down for a couple of minutes - that is when I think the egg was layed.


screenshot at 3:58 -

norfolk_2-6-2011 3.58.12 PM_01 by aurospio, on Flickr


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnMpuCsDbqU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnMpuCsDbqU</a>

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2011, 04:42:17 PM »
I have 2 bits of video. This one starts at 4:06PM


This one starts at 4:16PM

(removed repeated movie , emc)
I would say she is still in labor, but I'll let the experts say for sure.

This is actually part 1 and 2 that I have. (upgrade to movie maker, since I last worked on any. :( )

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2011, 12:12:23 AM »
Their website officially has 2nd egg laid at 4:25PM.  A long labor.
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2011, 02:06:29 AM »
Thank you emc, I haven't had a chance to check the website yet. My screen cap was at that time, but I never saw the egg appear, not even when they zoomed in - I must have looked away or was busy uploading the picture. It seemed funny to me that some people reported it closer to just before or just after 4:00 pm and yet the capture at 4:25 showed her to appear to be in labour still.

I just think we were incredibly privaleged to see it all and I'm so amazed and touched that the male was there all the time. I wonder if that is unusual.
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2011, 12:52:41 PM »
A beautiful sunny afternoon at the nest. I have yet to learn which adult is Mum and which is Dad.  :eclol  Whichever one is busy looking around the vicinity of the nest.

3:31 p.m.


3:32 p.m.



3:33 p.m.
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2011, 01:28:27 PM »
I switched back to this cam at about 3:55 p.m.  The adult had his / her head in the bowl. I would suggest maybe the eggs were rolled and then parent 'scootched' back into position. Egg cup appears to be deep.

After the activity



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hjx2G6wWXU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hjx2G6wWXU</a>

Note: The times I quote are Eastern time (EST)
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2011, 03:06:46 PM »
Wednesday, Feb 9 - just before 6 P.M., as it was getting dark, Mom Norfolk appeared to have laid a third egg (based on her behavior  - no visual confirmation of the egg, yet).  The male visited her just before she started to labor.


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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #24 on: February 09, 2011, 03:33:02 PM »
I don't remember... Were there 3 eaglets last year? And is this the nest where the squirrel visited one too many times?

Thank you. I could go look this up huh?

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2011, 03:35:06 PM »
Thanks Nancy, were you watching? It must have been getting dark. I wasn't able to watch at that time although I had been checking throughout the day. Rajame, I can't remember the details, but they do seem to lay 3 eggs and I think I posted a bit of history in the first post of this thread - so you don't need to hunt too much. I don't remember any news of a squirrel though.
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2011, 04:36:40 PM »
Wednesday, Feb 9 - just before 6 P.M., as it was getting dark, Mom Norfolk appeared to have laid a third egg (based on her behavior  - no visual confirmation of the egg, yet).  The male visited her just before she started to labor.

Nancy, there were posts by a couple of people on the chat indicating it seemed likely a thrid egg was laid. At 7:03 p.m. EST Congowings posted:
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Thank you for visiting the WVEC Eagle Cam, hosted by WVEC, DGIF, and NBG. Special thank you to CCB for giving us tours and close-ups of the eagles today. There are definitely 2 eggs in the nest at this time. She laid the first egg February 3rd at 2:49pm and the second egg February 6th at 4:25pm EST. However, she appeared to be laying a third egg as the sun went down. Either DGIF or CCB will make an official announcement as soon as they determine if she did lay a 3rd egg.  Be sure to visit the slideshows and videos on WVEC and NBG. At this time there are no moderators to take your questions. Questions and comments entered now will be answered later. Be sure to check out


This is the video of Mum laying the second egg on Feb. 6  (the link says first egg, but it is # 2).   First sighting of the egg starts about the 2:55 mark of the 05:22 video.

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2011, 05:45:01 PM »
Rajame, there were 3 eaglets successfully fledged from this pair for the past two seasons that I have watched. There have been 15 eaglets fledged, plus Buddy who is not releasable (Avian pox, I believe), from this pair. (sorry, I don't know how many years).

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »
Thank you Birdy! I appreciate your help. :heart
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2011, 06:34:06 PM »
I found this additional info if anyone is interested. It is from one of their website links for CCB http://eaglenest.blogs.wm.edu/category/history/

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2010 is actually the 5th year for the adults at Norfolk Botanical Garden to produce 3 eggs. In 2006, 2007 and 2009 3 eaglets successfully fledged. In 2008 3 eggs were layed but 2 were broken and only one egg hatched. That eaglet developed avian pox and remains at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. So, of the 7 years at NBG these adults have produced 3 eggs 5 times. Well above average.