Tracking RR53

On July 4, 2018, a fifth-year Bald Eagle was released at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Richmond County, Virginia. The eagle was rescued at the refuge in May 2018. 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 #18-0752 – the 752nd patient admitted to the Center in 2018. Now, the eagle will be known as RR53. “RR” represents Rappahannock River, where the eagle was rescued and 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.

July 4: Bald Eagle RR53 remains along the Potomac River in Westmoreland County, Virginia, but traveled just a couple of miles inland during the past few weeks.

June 19: Bald Eagle RR53 remains along the Potomac River, checking in on June 19 from Westmoreland County, Virginia.

June 10: After months of substantial travel between the Rappahannock and Potomoc River banks, Bald Eagle RR53 seems to have honed in on a small territory on the bank of the Potomac in Westmoreland County, Virginia.


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