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. 

July 11: No surprises from Bald Eagle KG09 this week; he spent the past seven days patrolling the Owl Trap landfill area once again. Based on the lines of travel seen, it appears that KG09 may prefer spending time in open and non-forested areas.

July 3: As expected, KG09 spent nearly all of the past week in and around the Owl Trap landfill located in Gloucester County.

June 24: A few of the Bald Eagles tracked by the Wildlife Center are known to consistently relocate during the summer months, but KG09 doesn’t show any signs of leaving Gloucester County anytime soon. He spent the past week and a half in and around the Owl Trap landfill, venturing no further than two miles away in any direction before turning back.

 

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