I’ve been remiss in announcing that, as revealed by the Virginia EagleCam, a second eaglet hatched yesterday. The third and final chick should hatch within a few days. One reader was concerned about the older bobblehead “attacking” the younger one at feeding time. According to the EagleCam moderators, this behavior is normal:
You will see some sibling rivalry at times which is perfectly normal. You also will notice the older one receiving more than the younger one – that is normal too as the needs are greater for the older one. The younger one will catch up and the sibling rivalry prepares them for the tough world they will eventually live in.
Note that every year for the past three years, this pair has laid three eggs and successfully fledged all three chicks.
I just went over there and saw the two bobbleheads; here’s a screenshot of one of them: