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.

May 19: Bald Eagle RR53 continues to explore the banks of both the Rappahannock River and the Potomac River in Virginia. During the past month, RR53 checked in from locations in Essex County and Westmoreland County. Most recently, the eagle checked in from a forested area along the Potomac.

April 21: After spending time at a land fill in King George County, Virginia, Bald Eagle RR53 traveled along the Rappahannock and checked in near Hague, Virginia on April 21.

April 2:
On April 2, Bald Eagle RR53 checked in just outside of Skinkers Corner, Virginia along the Rappahannock River. Earlier in the week, the eagle traveled east into Westmoreland County to explore farmland along the Potomac River before returning to the Rappahannock River shores.


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