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. 

September 21: KG09’s flight patterns and GPS transmitter don’t seem to have been affected by heavy rain in the area during the past week, and he can be seen traveling throughout his usual areas. From the Dragonville landfill, he flew about 30 miles in a counter clockwise direction, and was most-recently located near the community of Little Plymouth.

September 14: KG09 returned to the Dragonville landfill during the past week, traveling about 50 miles from the Fredericksburg area. It’s unknown if the possibly severe weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Florence will affect KG09’s GPS transmitter, but so far eagle doesn’t seem to have altered his normal flight patterns.  

September 5: Starting at the Dragonville landfill near King and Queen Courthouse, KG09 flew about 70 miles during the past week and a half. His most-recently known location appears to be in an industrial area roughly 10 miles east of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

 

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