Another nest destroyed (the 9th one) at Norfolk Botanical Gardens!

The Eagle On Alliance group is reporting today that they have learned that a 9th nest was destroyed on Feb 6.    For the full press release, and further information, please visit their website at    What is that old saying? something like “insanity is repeating the same behavior over and over again and expecting different results”  When will they come to their senses in Norfolk?  A non-related eagle was killed at the airport last month.  Clearly their tactics are working (yes, read sarcasm here).

Here are a couple of quotes from the release:

Eagle On Alliance (EOA) learned today that the City of Norfolk permitted the removal of the ninth bald eagles’ nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden (NBG) on February 6, 2014″

“Even after the removal of nine nests since October 4, 2012 and 16 months of additional harassment of the two NBG eagles with paintball guns, pyrotechnics and bright lights by the USDA-Wildlife Services (USDA-WS), these two eagles remain in the Garden, However, an unrelated transient adult bald eagle was killed at the airport on January 28, 2014. In fact, recently and for the first time since the NBG eagles moved to the Garden in 2003, many more eagles have been seen there and in the surrounding areas.  This is clearly a result of the federal government not allowing the NBG pair to build a nest that they can defend against intruders. The city’s permit has created a larger problem than it is solving.

4 thoughts on “Another nest destroyed (the 9th one) at Norfolk Botanical Gardens!”

  1. Thank you for the update, unfortunately not what I was hoping to hear. Obviously, those in charge have never spent a single solitary moment either watching an eagle in the wild or through the wonderful technology available through the numerous eagle cams. I have personally learned a great deal about life in general after watching these majestic beauties….love, commitment, sacrifice, responsibility and devotion. They should stop and “smell the roses” so to speak, and enjoy the beauty of nature. My thoughts and prayers to Dad Norfolk and DT.

  2. Oh dear, Twizz, when will someone with clout be able to stop this. It defies all logic. The quote on insanity is true. All I can do is send up prayers for better heads to prevail. Thank you, as always, for the update.

    Sandy Stricklin
    Omaha, NE

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