On July 26, a small group of Wildlife Center staff released Bald Eagle #22-1580 at Mutton Hunk Fen Natural Area Preserve in Accomack County, approximately 20 miles from the location where the bird was first rescued. About 40 people attended the release; Center President Ed Clark shared information about the Center’s work as a teaching and research hospital and the eagle’s story of rescue and rehabilitation before releasing the bird back into the wild. Outreach Communication Coordinator Lauren Glaze, who also attended the release, reported that the eagle flew “beautifully, with strong and steady wing beats” across the open field toward the distant tree line and out of sight.
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Bald Eagle Release in the News:
Wildlife Center to release bald eagle, CBS 19 News
Wildlife Center of Virginia Released Bald Eagle in Accomack County, Shore Daily News