Wild Bird Wednesday #104

In May, a female Bald Eaglet was found on the ground in our city. She was unable to fly, and her parents/nest couldn’t be found. The Wildlife Center of Virginia rescued the bird and took it to their facility in the western part of the state where she could develop and learn how to be an eagle from others in rehabilitation there. 

This morning, she was returned to Virginia Beach to be released. This was announced on the Wildlife Center’s Facebook page, and the public was invited to attend. Photographers from local news media came, as did a good number of eagle fans.

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53 thoughts on “Wild Bird Wednesday #104

  1. My daughter volunteers for a wildlife rescue group and rescued a young eagle in the spring. Unfortunately, although he was well looked after, the eagle did not make it. So pleased this one did.

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    • Thanks for reading. This was the first release I’ve been to, they are usually too far away. If you ever get the chance to experience it, go! I wish I’d had a better camera to capture her new journey to freedom.

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    • Thanks, Margaret. Yes, the Bald Eagles have made a comeback from near-extinction caused by a pesticide. So glad there are people who dedicate their lives to this work.

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    • So true. Aren’t those great feet? They are, what a rewarding career for an animal lover. He told us about an eagle who pierced his wrist all the way through–before piercing was fashionable–said it was his own fault, no glove. And they can exert 500 Lbs. of pressure with those feet.

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  2. Oh how wonderful, a happy ending! Great post Patti! Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a happy birthday, I appreciated that very much and I wish you a great day also 🙂

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  3. What a beautiful bird! So glad there are organizations like this that work for our wildlife. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I do volunteer work here in CT and monitor a nesting pair near me. A chick’s body,when ready to fledge at 11-12 wks, is about two feet tall. So happy to see this one will be saved…:)JP
    If you swing by my blog, Search keyword EAGLES

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    • It was, Dianna. He mentioned three to be released later this year on Chincoteague Island. They don’t have a definite date yet. If you follow the wildlife center on Facebook, you’ll receive notifications. I thought you might be interested in that! I hope we can go.

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  5. The size of this female eagle amazes me. It’s great that an organization exists to rescue wildlife. Does this mean she learned to fly again? Apparently so. Thanks for sharing the news. Blessings…

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  6. Gorgeous bird. I’d love to see one in person. I’m glad she was saved, nurtured to health and released… a bit of good news in a world that seems riddled with ‘bad’ things.

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    • They are awe-inspiring birds, that’s for sure, Janna. I’m glad we have a this great resource–the wildlife rehabilitation center. I’ve only met a couple of people associated with it through these programs, but they know what they’re doing and do an excellent job of it.

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