Bald Eagle #22-3402 has remained bright and active during the past week and a half. The eagle has been flying very well during daily exercise routines -- "absolutely beautifully", according to Center wildlife rehabilitator Mac -- and regularly completes 10 to 15 passes of the A3 flight pen.
A blood sample drawn and analyzed by the veterinary staff was within normal limits, and showed no signs of lead within the eagle's system. On November 8, it was determined that the bird was ready for release in Pulaski County!
Bald Eagle #22-3402 will be released back to the wild at Claytor Lake State Park on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 p.m. by Wildlife Center President Ed Clark. The release is free and open to the public; those wishing to attend the release are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Release attendees should plan on meeting at the park’s visitor’s center [the Howe House]. The address of the park is 6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin, VA 24084.
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