On November 17, Bald Eagle "NZ" -- one of the original "Rock Star" Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglets that the Wildlife Center rehabilitated and released in 2011 -- was found injured with a broken leg in King George County. The eagle was picked up by the sheriff and taken to Alton's Keep in Suffolk, Virginia, where permitted rehabilitator Harley Thomas White examined the bird and bandaged her leg. The eagle was flown to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on the morning of November 20, for further examination and surgery.
Wildlife Center President Ed Clark met pilots Tim and Dick at the Eagle's Nest Airport in Waynesboro, and development associate Marley met Ed there to drive NZ to the Center. The eagle arrived safely and was readmitted to the Center's patient database with her same number -- #11-0474 -- that she had back in April 2011.
The Center's interim veterinary director, Dr. Karra, will allow the eagle to de-stress in a dark, quiet place and then will perform a physical examination this afternoon.