Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bald Eagle Hatched At Norfolk Botanical Gardens

NORFOLK, Va., April 28 (UPI) -- A botanical garden in Norfolk, Va., has announced the hatching of a baby eagle in a nest at the facility.

A spokeswoman for the Norfolk Botanical Garden said the eaglet was "feeding and active" after it hatched Sunday and the baby bird's mother and father were keeping a close watch on their newborn, the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press reported Monday.

Dagnall said the garden's Web site offers visitors the chance to view streaming video of the baby bird at all times via the park's "Eagle Cam."

After I met my ex-wife-to-be in the Navy, we spent a lot of time at the Botanical Gardens. There usually weren't a lot of people there, and the gardens were big enough to get pretty good exercise walking around the park. We would spend a lot of time in the rose gardens, trying to determine which individual rose had the best fragrance.

Update: link to the Botanical Gardens website (and Eagle Cam) here. I checked it out, it's pretty neat.

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