On the morning of November 25, a citizen found a Pied-billed Grebe on a road in Waynesboro, Virginia, just across town from where the Wildlife Center is located. The rescuer picked up the bird and brought it to the Center.
For the past month, the staff has been performing physical therapy on the falcon’s wing every three days in an effort to prevent the joint, muscles, or patagium from permanently contracting.
The rehabilitation staff has continued to exercise Bald Eagle #15-0355 during the past two weeks. The eagle is still not flying well consistently but has shown some improvement.
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.