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?
May 25: Bald Eagle NX checked in for the second time this month! We're missing some tracking data due to NX's aging battery, but it's wonderful to still "see" her travels. During the past 10 days, NX has remained in Maryland. She made a brief stop near Indian Head, MD (where W20 has spent time) before flying south along the Potomac River. Today's check-in spot is less than two miles south of Mallows Bay.
May 16: Happy anniversary, NX! Today is the four-year anniversary of NX's 2012 release at Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. To celebrate, NX checked in a day early! As of May 15, Bald Eagle NX was in Maryland, at Chapel Point State Park in Charles County. According to their website, "Chapel Point State Park is located on the beautiful Tobacco River, a tributary of the Potomac River. Chapel Point is an undeveloped multi-use park that boasts a waterfront that offers excellent fishing."
April 18: Right after NX's last check-in, she left Westmoreland State Park and flew about 13 miles northwest to one of her familiar hangouts: Rosier Creek. For the past two weeks, NX has remained at Rosier Creek, mostly on the south side of the creek.