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All three eggs have hatched in the eagle nest at Norfolk Botanical Gardens (http://www.wvec.com/marketplace/microsite-content/eagle-cam.html). The photo above shows one of the parents delivering food to the nest. The chicks seem to be fed at least once an hour. Whichever parent is sitting on the nest gets up and starts tearing bits of carcass off the dead fish or squirrel stashed nearby. Three little fuzzy chicksĀ poke their headsĀ up from the bowl in the middle of the nest where they hatched and vie for the pieces of flesh offered in the parent’s beak. After feeding, the parent carefully places both taloned feet on either side of the bowl and settles down on top of the three to keep them warm for their post-meal nap.

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