On November 4, an immature [2.5 year old] male Bald Eagle was released at Caledon State Park, Virginia. The eagle was rescued from King George County in August 2015; the bird suffered from lead poisoning. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.
At the Center, the eagle was known as #15-1922 – the 1,922nd patient admitted to the Center in 2015. Now, the eagle will be known as KG09. “KG” represents King George, where the eagle was released. The numbers are the last two digits on the transmitter that the eagle is wearing. Each transmitter has a five-digit number written on the side of it in permanent black marker so that the eagle could possibly be identified at a distance.
April 26: During the past week, Bald Eagle KG09 made a number of trips to and from the Dragonville landfill. The eagle can also be seen making four separate visits to a poultry farm slightly north of Marlfield, about five miles south of his most-recently known location.
April 19: Bald Eagle KG09 can be seen patrolling his usual areas during the past week, visiting the Dragonville Landfill on several occasions. The eagle flew a shorter distance throughout the week compared to previous updates, remaining in an area roughly 12 miles in diameter.
April 11: Bald Eagle KG09’s GPS tracker seems to have resumed functioning normally, and has transmitted a full week’s worth of data during the time since his last update. KG09 can be seen patrolling the familiar areas on the northern shoreline of the Rappahannock River, and also making a trip further inland than what’s usually observed – about 14 miles north of King and Queen Court House. In total, the eagle covered approximately 50 miles during the past seven days.