Eaglet rescued from Norfolk Botanical Garden recovering well

Posted at 7:01 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 19:01:55-04

Norfolk, Va. - Here’s the good news! One of the eaglets rescued from the Norfolk Botanical Garden is doing well and seems to be flying all over Eastern Virginia.

The Virginia Wildlife Center has been monitoring the eagle's transmitter since it was released back in May.

The eagle and two others were taken from their nest at the Botanical Garden in April 2011 after their mother was killed by a plane.

They were released that August, but the female eaglet returned to the Wildlife Center in December after it was found injured in the Northern Neck.

After about five months at the center, the eagle was released again last May.

The wildlife center also has a new patient. A bald eagle was found in a Gloucester County field yesterday.

Doctors say the eagle has lead poisoning and was showing signs of dehydration and depression.