PATIENT: Bald Eagle, #11-0475, NX
LOCATION OF RESCUE: Northumberland County, Virginia
CAUSE OF ADMISSION: Suspected hit by car
ADMISSION DATE: December 2, 2011
January 30 update
NX was caught up today for a bi-weekly foot and feather check and weigh-in. Dr. Miranda also inspected NX’s tattered bumpers and opted to remove them for the time being — while observing how NX gets around in the flight pen. The veterinary team report that NX’s current weight is 4.25 kg, and feet are in good condition. Cam viewers may have noticed that NX is still missing one of the feathers on her left wing that she was missing back in August 2011 – feather #9. Feather #6 on her left wing is also broken (noted by the veterinary team weeks ago), but feather #8, which was broken in August, is new.
The next foot and feather check will be on February 13. The veterinary team will also take another set of radiographs then, just to check on the healing progress of NX’s injured shoulder.