Several readers have informed me that the pair of bald eagles are now nesting again at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Virginia. One mating was recorded on January 23:
And now we can look forward to a season of breeding. Let’s hope the parents both survive this year, and that the chicks won’t have to be taken in for rearing.
You can find the EagleCam here; bookmark it if you want to see the fun. The moderated discussion, where you can find out what’s been happening, is to the right of the video. The cam is down right now, but should be fixed soon.
Bonus video: Eagle pwns tabby. From YouTube; the owner apparently lives in Alaska. It’s the same person who posted the video in comment #6 below.
It was Thanksgiving morning and I noticed about 20 eagles fighting over some slab of food. This eagle won the fight and went on the hill next to my house to eat his food. Next thing I know 2 of my cats are up on the hill checking out this eagle. I tried to call them in the house but they wouldn’t listen to me. I wasn’t too worried about the eagle attacking the cats because that eagle was too into that slab of food. So I got out my video camera and took this video. When Suitcase got so close that eagle could have tore Suitcase up but instead just gave him a slap with his wing. The eagles here are not really aggressive to the cats here.