The eagle has flown

Yesterday afternoon, representatives from Game and Inland Fisheries and the Wildlife Center of Virginia released a golden eagle at Harvey’s Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Before its release, the eagle was fitted with a transmitter to allow scientists to track its migratory habits, in an effort to better understand golden eagles’ increasing presence in the eastern US.

I cannot think of anything to say that will adequately describe my feelings at having been there to see this beautiful, majestic predator restored to health and freedom, so I will conclude with a link to the Wildlife Center’s official statement, which in turn has more information about the eagle’s rehabilitation and golden eagle research in western Virginia.


About Laura

Former single parent adjusting to an empty nest, moving back in with my parents, and returning to the workforce. Student of medieval history, fandom dabbler, and perspiring writer.
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