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?
November 25: NX checked in for Thanksgiving! Her latest data drop is missing a number of checkpoints, likely due to the age of her battery, but we can see where she was as of 11:00 a.m. this morning. Since last week's check-in, she's traveled northwest to King George County.
November 18: Bald Eagle NX spent the rest of October and the early part of November exploring King George County before flying south to Mulberry Island on November 14. Mulberry Island is within a few miles of NX's 2012 release location at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. After a few days, NX flew north again back to Westmoreland County. NX is currently near Pope's Creek, near the George Washington Birthplace National Monument.
October 22: After spending a few days at Rosier Creek, NX flew about 3.5 miles to a small body of water right on the border of King George and Westmoreland Counties.