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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sad News: Female Eagle Struck By Plane

by Eagles at Norfolk Botanical Garden on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 3:34pm

NORFOLK, VA (April 26, 2011) – This morning an adult bald eagle was struck and killed by an incoming airplane at Norfolk International Airport. The bird was the female of the nesting pair from Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG).

The strike occurred sometime between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m. These eagles were well known through the Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam provided by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), Norfolk Botanical Garden, and WVEC, and have been at NBG since 2003.

This year the pair of eagles has produced three chicks at that nest site.
DGIF biologists have determined that it is in the best interest of the eaglets at Norfolk Botanical Garden to remove them from the nest and relocate them to the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

3 comments:

pjwould said...

Oh no! how sad.

Anonymous said...

The webcam is still live as of Wednesday afternoon. The male eagle was bringing fish to an empty nest. Very sad indeed.

Anonymous said...

View the Decorah Bald Eagle Cam @ www.birdsofohio.webnode.com/eaglecam/