On March 10, 2007 the first of three eaglets hatched in the nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden. On April 17, 2007 this chick and its two siblings were removed from the nest and fitted with US Geological Survey bands by Dr Bryan Watts, Libby Mojica and myself from The Center for Conservation Biology. The bands would be a means of identification if sometime in the future the eaglets would be seen, photographed, recaptured or found injured or dead.
On May 16, 2012 photographer Mike Inman did indeed get photographs of one of the three 2007 NBG eagles banded 0629-30511. The male is now a handsome eagle in full adult plumage. It was behind the Target store on Military Highway in Norfolk.
2007 photos copyright Reese F Lukei Jr, 2012 photos copyright Michael Inman