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.

November 11: Bald Eagle RR53 hasn't checked in for a while, but hasn't traveled far from it's last seen location in October along the Rappahannock River, ending up in King and Queen County.

October 9:  Bald Eagle RR53 continues to travel around between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers.

September 25:  RR53 appears to be doing some circles through Westmoreland County, flying west of the Rappahannock River.



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