Tracking KG09

On November 4, 2015, an immature [2.5 year old] male Bald Eagle was released at Caledon State Park, Virginia. The eagle was rescued from King George County in August 2015; the bird suffered from lead poisoning. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

At the Center, the eagle was known as #15-1922 – the 1,922nd patient admitted to the Center in 2015. Now, the eagle will be known as KG09. “KG” represents King George, where the eagle was released. The numbers are the last two digits on the transmitter that the eagle is wearing. Each transmitter has a five-digit number written on the side of it in permanent black marker so that the eagle could possibly be identified at a distance. 

November 22: KG09 has spent the past few weeks near his familiar territory at the Owl Trap landfill, moving regularly throughout the small area each day. He made a short 11-mile trip north to the Dragonville landfill --  easily recognizable on the satellite imagery due to the lack of vegetation -- but quickly returned to Owl Trap on the same day.

October 31: KG09 is spending the last days of October near the Owl Trap landfill, following his usual flight patterns throughout the small area.

October 7: No surprises from Bald Eagle KG09 during the past week and a half -- he spent most of his time near the Owl Trap landfill, making occasional visits to nearby agricultural areas; overall he remained within an area of about two miles in diameter.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter