March 12, 2018

Sadly, Bald Eagle #18-0130 was found dead in its enclosure on the morning of March 9. It’s likely that the internal trauma and thin body condition were too severe for the eagle to survive. The veterinary team performed a necropsy and found trauma to the bird’s heart and lungs.

March 9, 2018

On March 7, the Wildlife Center admitted juvenile Bald Eagle #18-0139 - the sixth eagle admitted in two days.

The eagle was rescued in Newport News, Virginia after someone saw it in a ditch by the airport, likely after it was hit by a car. The bird was initially brought to a nearby veterinarian for assessment before it was transferred to the Center for treatment.

March 8, 2018

On March 2, an American Robin was rescued at the Culpeper Airport after it was hit by a car; the rescuer noticed blood on the robin’s leg and called the Wildlife Center for advice. The bird was transported to the Center for assessment and was admitted as patient #18-0110.

March 8, 2018

On March 5, an adult Bald Eagle was found hobbling and stumbling on the ground at Jamestown Island. The bird was rescued and taken to a local veterinary clinic for initial treatment. The following day, the eagle was transferred to the Wildlife Center.

March 8, 2018

For the past two weeks, the rehabilitation team continued to check the tail feathers of Carolina Wren #18-0050. The bird was quickly growing the missing feathers, though in early March, also damaged a couple of the new feathers. Since the wren was able to maneuver quite well, wildlife rehabilitator Brie decided it would be best to release the bird, and the wren could finish safely growing its remaining tail feathers in the wild. The bird was released on March 4.