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Bald Eagle to be Released at Mason Neck State Park Wednesday

The park is home to a bald eagle habitat.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia will release a bald eagle at on Wednesday. 

The young eagle was hatched earlier this year and was rescued from southwest Washington, D.C.

This eagle is among 24 treated by the center since the beginning of the year, and one of two bald eagles that will be released this week. On Thursday, another bald eagle will be released at Berkley Plantation near Richmond. 

Wildlife Center of Virginia members will meet at the park Visitors Center at 11 a.m. The release is free and open to the public.

Sally Spangler August 02, 2012 at 04:51 PM
I have, in years past been able to watch eagles or other hawks/falcons and certainly buzzards and more eagles patrol the skies overhead. Every once in a while a hawk will land in a tree and sit there. I then stop and look, really look. We have both Cooper hawks and Sharp Shin hawks in the appropriate time of year flying over the highways and Mason Neck. There have been one or more owls who prefer to think they can't be seen, but they will leave if they think they are being seen. What a wonderful place we live to see these wonderful birds. My only wish is that quail and turkeys were still here in numbers. I haven't heard a whipper will in some years. Too bad they cannot be brought back also. The whipperwill is a ground nesting bird whose call could be heard in the just dark evenings and now is heard no more.

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