I didn't want this to get lost in the Eagle Cam thread. And I messed up this title - supposed to be "Watch eaglet release live".
The three Norfolk eaglets were removed from their nest in April when Mom was killed by an aircraft and it was decided that Dad could not care for them.
(side note: Dad is still hanging around his stomping grounds at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens and it is hoped he will have a new mate in the fall )
The kids have been at the Wildlife Center of Virginia and are doing well. They will be released into the wild on July 27th and the TV station that has been providing the web cam feed, both while they were at the original nest in the Gardens and at their flight pen at the Wildlife Center, will be broadcasting their release live.
There is also another chance for some grant $$ for the Wildlife Center. The Eagle Rare whiskey company has a competition every year and Ed Clark, the president of WCV is in the running. There are lots of fine charities in the race.
At the end of the voting, 7 finalists will be selected from the top 20 nominees that receive votes. One of those 7 finalists will be chosen as the Grand Prize 2012 Rare Life Award winner. The Grand Prize winner will have $20,000 donated by Eagle Rare in his/her name to the charity of his/her choice. Eagle Rare will also host a local award reception for the Grand Prize award winner. Eagle Rare will also donate $2,000 to the other 6 finalists charities' of choice in their name.