A question asked by WVEC eaglecam viewers is “What size are the eagle eggs?” In 2008 it was necessary to remove the first two eggs laid by the female bald eagle at the Norfolk Botanical Garden nest. The eggs were taken to the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences to be examined. While I had the eggs they were weighed and measured, and I took photos of them. The two eggs were nearly the same size and weight – 735cm (2 7/8 inches) by 565cm (2 1/4 inches) weight 126.1 grams (4.5oz), and 740cm (2 15/i6 in) by 565cm (2 1/4in) weight 122.4 grams (4.3oz). The photos above show the comparable size to two very familiar objects, a tennis ball and a hard ball (also called a baseball).
Posted by: rlukei | 2011/03/04