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?
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.
April 3: Amazingly enough, NX checked in again! While we are missing some data points, we can that NX spent the end of February and beginning of March along the Rappahannock River (only about 10 miles upstream of where BI78 is currently). On March 30, NX flew north into Westmoreland County, and as of today, she's hanging out just east of Westmoreland State Park on the Potomac River.
February 23: Bald Eagle NX checked in again! During the past month, NX has remained near the Northern Neck of Virginia. From the end of January to about mid-February, NX remained on the Rappahannock River in Essex County, just west of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. On February 19, NX flew over the river into Richmond County, and then flew about nine miles north on February 22. NX checked in today from Popes Creek Swamp in Westmoreland County.