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?
October 7: Bald Eagle NX checked in again -- it's amazing how long her battery has lasted! NX left Rosier Creek in September and headed inland. She's now on the Rappahannock River in Essex County, and checked in at Marsh Point.
September 25: NX has remained at Rosier Creek during the past week.
September 16: Bald Eagle NX checked in again this week from Rosier Creek. She appears to be sticking to an area of about two miles square, and has passed over Wilkerson's Seafood Restaurant. At her check-in, she was flying over a boat dock.
This area is about eight miles northwest of George Washington Birthplace National Monument -- near where Bald Eagle #15-1348 will be released on September 21!