NBG Eaglets, Tuesday June 21

9:32 a.m.

The weekly weigh-in and eaglet moving will take place today at the "usual" time -- roughly 12:30 p.m. As always, any wildlife emergencies or other "unknowns" may change things -- but we'll do our best to keep everyone posted. Work continues on the double-door system for the A-pens. A-2 is ready and waiting for Bald Eagle #11-1170 from Maryland, and #11-1234 from Virginia Beach (KS).  

3:17 p.m.

And the results from the weigh-in ...
NZ: 4.05 kg [last weight was 3.94 kg]
NX: 4.04 kg [last week was 4.23 kg]
NV: 3.37 kg [last week was 3.43 kg]

NV's in-house lead level registered at 0.045 ppm. The vets will likely re-check this in two weeks, though this level is quite low and is not cause for concern. Since everyone is doing quite well and weights are stable, the "weekly weigh-in" will now be turning into the "bi-weekly weigh-in".

The three eaglets will be caught every other week now for weighing as well as "foot and feather checks" -- a routine check that all WCV raptor patients receive while here.