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May 5, 2011

Mail came from kids around the world who knew of the Norfolk Botanical Garden eaglets and their situation.  Thanks for your thoughtful notes to the eaglets!

May 5, 2011

Once moved to a quieter outdoor area in mid-April, Bald Eagle #11-0230 began eating on her own and keeping her food down. Her incision site was slow to heal, but by early May, her wound was completely closed.

On May 1, the eagle was moved into a larger flight pen. The eagle still isn’t flying, and spends most of her time on low perches. She occasionally sports a left wing droop. Veterinarians will continue to monitor her activity and hope that given enough time, she will recover and will begin flying.
 

May 4, 2011

2:20 p.m.

Today marks one-week since the eaglets arrived at the Center -- and life as we know it changed!  All three eaglets are doing well today. There seems to be some "playing" in between naps -- the eaglets appear to be enjoying some sticks and feathers that were added to the nest after it was cleaned yesterday.

May 4, 2011
A flurry of severe thunderstorms in the Shenandoah Valley, many accompanied with wind gusts reportedly approaching 70 mph, caused damage to a newly renovated flight cage at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.  The limb of a tree outside the enclosure apparently damaged the specialized fabric used for the walls of the 85-foot-long cage which was specifically designed as an exercise space for large raptors, such as eagles and hawks.  

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