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July 7, 2011
It's been a busy baby raptor season at the Wildlife Center this summer.  In addition to the Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglets, the Wildlife Center is also caring for four other young Bald Eagles, three young Red-shouldered Hawks, two Broad-winged hawk chicks, a fledgling Red-tailed Hawk ... and seven orphaned Eastern Screech-Owls.  As you can imagine, there are many rats and mice on the menu these days!
July 5, 2011

All three Norfolk eaglets were caught up this morning for their bi-weekly (every other week) weigh-in. They also had routine "foot and feather checks" -- the veterinary team examine the wing and tail feathers as well as the feet, just to ensure there aren't any problems. NZ was also brought into the clinic for another set of leg radiographs, just to check on her chip fracture from several weeks ago.

July 4, 2011

The three Norfolk eaglets will be caught tomorrow for their bi-weekly weigh-in. NZ will also have a set of radiographs taken to monitor her leg injury.

Unlike prior Tuesday weigh-ins, the action tomorrow will happen a bit earlier in the day -- to avoid the heat as much as possible. At this point, the weigh-in crew will be "going up the hill" sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. We'll be able to better assess the schedule tomorrow morning and will give everyone a heads up!

July 1, 2011
The Wildlife Center of Virginia is looking to expand its use of online resources for the delivery of information on wildlife and environmental topics -- and we'd like your thoughts! We've developed a short online survey to help get reactions not only  to our current eagle cam ... but also to get your thoughts and suggestions on the kinds of information, resources, and experiences you would like us to offer online.
July 1, 2011
Following a frenzied May, June was ever-so-slightly calmer at the Wildlife Center of Virginia -- though with 443 patients admitted, the staff still had their hands full. Among the patients admitted were:
  • Two juvenile American Mink
  • An Eastern Musk Turtle that swallowed a fish hook
  • A Long-tailed Weasel that was hit by a car
  • An Indigo Bunting that flew into a window

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