Bald Eagle #14-2150 has been flying well during the past two weeks. The eagle is able to consistently fly the length of the flight pen an average of 16 times, and has strong flights and good stamina.
On October 15, a woman in Montgomery County saw a bird “blown out of the sky” and watched as it fell to the ground. The rescuer was able to capture the bird and took it to nearby Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center.
On October 16, the Wildlife Center of Virginia admitted a not-commonly seen patient -- a juvenile Merlin. Merlins are small, compact North American falcons that typically prey on smaller birds and are quick, agile flyers.
The goal of the Center is “to treat to release” – to restore patients to health and return as many as possible to the wild. In rare instances, the Center has the opportunity to track eagles after their release. Click here to follow these former eagle patients.