PURPLE banded bald eagle “ND” is the sibling of Camellia, the bald eagle with a satellite transmitter and banded “NC”. The third eaglet from the Norfolk Botanical Garden nest was banded “NE”. All three have been sighted since they fledged from their nest in May 2010. The travels of Camellia (NC) are recorded on The Center for Conservation Biology web site http://eagletrak.blogs.wm.edu. NE has been seen in the past at Honey Bee Golf Course in Virginia Beach. ND was photographed on Jan 16, 2011 at Newport News Park by Robin Buhl. Her photo of ND is below. Thank you Robin.
ND was photographed at Lake Tecumseh in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach by Mike Bivens on May 8, 2014. We appreciate his giving permission to publish his photo below.
A brief history of ND:
Egg laid Feb 3, 2010
Hatched March 13, 2010
Banded May 5, 2010
Fledged May 29, 2010
This is a photo of all three chicks NC, ND, NE on March 22, 2010 from the Norfolk Botanical Garden live web cam
This is ND on June 2, 2010 sitting on a branch of his nest tree after he had fledged.
Photo by Robin Buhl Jan 16, 2011 at Newport News Park