The veterinary team assessed Bald Eagle #21-0013 on Tuesday, January 21. The eagle is flying well and the puncture wound in the bird's leg has healed. An additional lead test revealed that the oral chelation therapy worked and eliminated the lead from the bird's body.
On Wednesday, January 13, President Ed Clark will release the eagle back in Virginia Beach. There have been multiple reports of an active female eagle in the disputed nesting territory where this eagle, along with Bald Eagle ND [#21-0014], was rescued.