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. 

June 11: During the past few weeks, KG09 has been exploring new areas to the northeast of his usual range. After flying roughly 20 miles from Essex County to King George County, KG09 has been spending a considerable amount of time near the town of Sealston, VA, at the King George landfill. Coincidentally, KG09’s most recently-known location is approximately 10 miles west of another eagle the Center is currently tracking, Bald Eagle MN72.

May 16: Heavy rain storms throughout Virginia during the past week haven’t seemed to affect KG09’s routine patrols of King and Queen County. Without much surprise, his characteristically circular flight path began near King and Queen Courthouse and ended at the Dragonville landfill. In total, he flew approximately 50 miles.

May 7: KG09 spent much of the past few weeks near King and Queen Courthouse  at the Dragonville landfill. He flew about 20 miles northwest to an undeveloped area near Tappahannock before returning to his most-recently known location.

 

KG09 Archives 2016

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KG09 Archives 2018

Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter