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. 

December 11: No surprises from Bald Eagle KG09 during the past week; he flew about 12 miles from a rural agricultural field in Essex County to the south, circled the Stevensville area over the course of several days, headed north, and can be seen most recently near what appears to be an undeveloped forested area.

December 4: Starting near the Caret, VA, area, KG09 can be seen briefly crossing the one-mile wide Rappahannock River earlier this week. After back-tracking a little further inland, he flew about nine miles south to his current location near the town of Dunbrooke.

November 27: There haven’t been many surprises from KG09 during the past few weeks – he flew a little more than 60 miles in a roughly circular pattern, and appears to be headed toward the small community of Caret, Virginia.


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