Wildlife Center of Virginia
NX, a juvenile Bald Eagle rescued from her nest at the Norfolk Botanical Garden earlier this year and treated and released by the Wildlife Center, was admitted to permitted wildlife rehabilitator Diana O’Connor of Wildbunch Wildlife Refuge in the Northern Neck on December 1. The injured eagle was found at 10:45 a.m. in the middle of the road near the Ophelia post office and was picked up by a local animal control officer.
NX received another set of radiographs today -- things seem to be healing quite well! Since the Center has three other Bald Eagles in the A-pens, a bit of "eagle shuffling" will have to be done so that NX can go into a bigger pen. The staff hope to get her into A2 on Tuesday, January 17.
Dr. Miranda is pleased by how well the avulsion fracture is healing – the little chunk of fractured bone continues to reattach itself. NX’s range of motion in her injured wing is good, and no additional changes were spotted on the head of her humerus [a potential concern on the December 20 radiographs].
NX make the Washington Post news