On June 13, two fledgling Bald Eagles were found after they were blown out of their nest at Colonial National Historical Park on Jamestown Island. The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries attempted to re-nest both birds without success. The eaglets were transported to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on June 14.
When the eaglets arrived, Dr. Dana Tedesco, the Center's veterinary intern, examined the birds. Bald Eaglet #13-1477 was quiet and not standing. A brief physical examination was performed; the eaglet became increasingly stressed. Dr. Dana gave the eagle subcutaneous fluids and placed the eaglet in the oxygen chamber for the evening. Blood work and radiographs will be performed after the bird is more stable. Bald Eaglet #13-1478 was bright, alert, and slightly dehydrated. The bird was placed into a crate in the Center's holding room.
Additional information and updates will be available on Monday, June 17.