Thursday, May 22, 2008

So Shabby Pink - Sad News - The Eaglet is Sick

On May 15th, I wrote about the greatest Eagle Cam located in the Norfolk VA Botanical Gardens (scroll down a few posts).

On May 19th, a local photographer noticed something growing on the eaglet's beak.
"A growth has been noted on the bill of the eaglet at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. This was first noted by a local photographer and by a researcher from William & Mary CCB on the 16th of May. "
Taken from - NBG Eagle Blog Monday, May 19, 2008 “Growth Noted”
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/eaglecam/2008/05/growth-noted.asp

Then today:


Thursday, May 22, 2008
"Eaglet Removed for Care "

"This morning the eaglet was removed from the nest and examined by the Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries wildlife veterinarian. The growth on the left side of the eaglet's bill was sizable, and appeared to have grown over the last few days."

You can read the entire post here:

http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/eaglecam/



People like me, from all over the world, have been watching this eagle family for quite awhile. Norfolk Botanical Gardens (NBG) kept the cam on as the men went up the tree in a bucket truck as far as it could go. From there, the men climbed to the nest on their own. We watched them remove the eaglet on live cam. They are taking it to an animal rehab facility in Virginia to treat the problem. I know they will treat it with the utmost care. Hopefully, all will go well and when grown, the eaglet may be released in the same area of Norfolk.

The eaglet won't be returning, they have said. The parents will hang around the area for a few days and leave, according to the experts.

I am really going to miss watching these majestic animals - a lot.

Peggy

1 comment:

Jillian said...

Hi Peggy...sounds like it was fascinating watching the Eagles! So sorry to hear this sad story.

Hopefully it has a happy ending!

Thanks for sharing.

Jillian
PS> Did your calling cards arrive safely?