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Two bald eagles released on Friday at Kiptopeke State Park

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Sep 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 15:53:54-04

Cape Charles, Va. -The Bald Eagle population is on the rebound, as two were re-released into the wild on noon Friday.

At the Kiptopeke State Park,The Wildlife Center of Virginia released two young Bald Eagles rescued from Northampton County. After undergoing veterinary and rehabilitation treatment, it was determined that the birds were ready to return to the wild.

In 1977, there were less than 50 Bald Eagle nests in Virginia; today there are over a thousand active nests.

Complete case histories of the birds can be found on the Center’s website, along with future tracking updates and the latest addition of the critter cam.

Kiptopeke is administered by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation; additional information about the Park is available here.

By Maria Victoria Creamer