Bald Eagle #11-0230 has proven to be a challenging patient — in addition to being large and feisty, this eagle is also a bit uncooperative. While the wound under the eagle’s wing has healed well, the wound on the bird’s upper thigh is healing more slowly — only because the eagle has made many attempts to pick at the sutures. Despite this interference, the wound is closing.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia released a Golden Eagle on Wednesday, February 16 at the Harvey’s Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway (about 12 miles north of Roanoke). Prior to release, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries fitted the bird with a GPS transmitter. After several weeks of hanging out in Craig County, Virginia, the Golden Eagle began his journey north on Monday, March 21. To check where the eagle is now, please visit our page on tracking the Golden Eagle.