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.
October 12: KG09 has been a bit more active than usual during the past few weeks, crisscrossing the Owl Trap area with regularity. He can be seen flying overhead the Owl Trap landfill daily and exploring some locations farther out from this centralized landmark.
September 21: Bald Eagle KG09 has been flying throughout a somewhat larger area during the past few weeks. He can be seen moving north and south more frequently than east and west, covering an area about 12 miles long and four miles wide. His most-recent position appears to be within a densely wooded area near the community of Pampa, Virginia.
August 28: As expected, KG09 spent the past week flying throughout the same area as seen in previous updates. This zoomed-out view shows the general area KG09 has been spending time in in relation to nearby cities and landmarks. Owl Trap, the site of his last known location, is about 78 miles southeast of Caledon State Park – where KG09 was released back into the wild in 2015.