On May 16, 2012, Bald Eagle NX was released at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Richmond County, Virginia. NX was equipped with a GPS transmitter before release. Read more about NX’s most recent [December 2011 - May 2012] case history.
NX’s December 2011 admission was not her first time at the Wildlife Center — NX was one of three eaglets hatched at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. After her mother was struck and killed by an airplane, NX and her siblings were admitted to the Wildlife Center in April 2011. After growing up at the Wildlife Center, NX was released on August 30, 2011 at Berkeley Plantation on the James River below Richmond. NX was equipped with a GPS transmitter before release. Read more about NX’s April – August 2011 case history.
Where is she now?
August 25: Bald Eagle NX is back in Virginia! On the morning of August 22, NX left Mallows Bay and flew southeast to King George County, Virginia. At today's check in, she was back at an old familiar location -- Rosier Creek, which is on the border of King George and Westmoreland Counties. NX was last in this area in late August 2014.
August 18: NX is still near Mallows Bay in Maryland. At her August 18 check-in, she had moved inland to Mallows Creek. This is very close to a small neighborhood in Nanjemoy, Maryland.
The Virginian-Pilot recently wrote an article about NX. Check it out here!
August 12: NX checked in again from the Maryland side of the Potomac River, and is sticking close to the southern portion of Mallows Bay.
How is NX spending her time?NX spending her time?
In general, a Bald Eagle’s daily activity depends on the age of the bird and the season. According to the Birds of North America online, some studies suggest that immature eagles only spend about two to five percent of each day [24 hour period] in flight. More than half of their time is spent roosting, and about a third of their time is spent perching.