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?
June 19: NX is back in Virginia! On June 18, she flew across the Potomac River, which is about three miles wide at that spot. As of June 19, NX was just south of Quantico, which is a familiar hangout location for her.
June 12: Bald Eagle NX has been in Maryland for the past two weeks, exploring a three-mile stretch of the Potomac River. Her most recent check-in is at Liverpool Point, which is directly east of Widewater State Park in Virginia.
May 29: NX checked in twice in one week! During the past three days, NX moved upstream to Mallows Bay in Maryland. At her most recent check-in, she was flying over an old ship in this "ship graveyard". Interestingly enough, NX visited Mallows Bay at the end of May in both 2015 and 2014.