Bald Eagle #14-2150 was released today at Kiptopeke State Park in front of a crowd of about 60 people. It was very windy on the Eastern Shore, but when president Ed Clark tossed the eagle into the air, the bird flew away, banked left, and soared off over the tree line out of sight.
Mama BADO came to the Wildlife Center in early 2013, after she was likely hit by a car in Lexington, Virginia.
On Friday, the rehabilitation staff were pleased to note that American Bittern #14-2257 was eating all of the live fish in its temporary “wetlands” in the Center’s aviary. The bittern was perching and hiding, and appeared to be behaving normally for a bittern.
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.