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.

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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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