Wild Bird Wednesday 47–Bald Eagle

Sunday, we had the opportunity to meet Buddy, a five-year-old Bald Eagle born at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. He contracted Avian Pox from a mosquito bite, which left him unable to survive in the wild. 

I’m linking to Wild Bird Wednesday, where you can see lots of birds from around the world. Stop by and have a look around, or bring your photos and share them. 

Buddy, Ambassador-in-training
Buddy, Ambassador-in-training

Buddy and his trainer will make appearances throughout the state to represent The Wildlife Center of Virginia, where he resides. Clicking the link will take you to their web page so you can see the work they do. One of the most popular features is the webcam, always something interesting to see there!

This photo shows how a lesion from the Avian Pox affected the growth plate on his beak.
This photo shows how a lesion from the Avian Pox affected the growth plate on his beak, preventing him from feeding independently.