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. 

March 22: KG09 has flown about 35 miles during the past week and a half. After several back-and-forth trips between Mascot and Boardley in King and Queen County, he began moving north. It appears that KG09 is following the twists and turns of Dragon Swamp, a 36-mile-long freshwater stream that flows through the area and designates the county border.

March 12: KG09 has been moving in his predictable pattern during the past week, visiting familiar landmarks in both Gloucester and King and Queen County. His most recent locations appears to be over a rural agricultural area.  

February 27: KG09 spent most of the past week flying throughout Gloucester County, periodically returning to a waste management facility near Owl Trap. He briefly visited what appears to be a sand and gravel quarry located about one and a half miles west from the town of Ark, identifiable on this satellite image by the bright blue wastewater retaining pool.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Transmitter