During the past two and a half weeks, Bald Eagle #21-1979 has been flying very well during daily exercise routines with the rehabilitation staff. By August 30, the bird was consistently flying the length of the A3 flight pen more than 15 times during each session. A blood sample drawn and analyzed by the veterinary staff confirmed that lead was no longer present in the eagle's system, and it was determined that the bird was ready for release!
Bald Eagle #21-1979 will be released back to the wild on Friday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern at Lake Anna State Park, Virginia [6800 Lawyers Rd]. The release is open to the public; please let us know if you're coming by emailing RSVP@wildlifecenter.org. Please indicate the number of people in your party. Those attending the release should plan on parking near Ware Cove picnic area, shelter B.
The Wildlife Center is following all CDC Guidelines and recommendations with regard to SARS-CoV-2. Current data suggest the risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in outdoor settings is minimal. In general, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask outdoors. Fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask in crowded outdoor settings if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised. Please be respectful and physically distance with those outside of your party.