Virginia Wildlife Center to Release 3 Bald Eaglets
(Photo: The Wildlife Center of Virginia)
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP/WBOC) - Three bald eaglets rescued in May following storms are being released back into the wild.
The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eaglets on Wednesday at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
Two of the eaglets were rescued on May 12 after they were found on the ground at a Chincoteague campground after the birds’ nest blew down in a storm. The third eaglet was rescued May 23 in Essex County, Virginia, after its nest was destroyed in a tornado. The bird sustained a pelvic fracture, but it is now well enough to be released.
The young eagles were transported to The Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, Virginia, by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
The center says each eaglet has been fitted with a GPS transmitter to track its travel.