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Species: Bald Eagle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2007-10-12 00:00:00
Release Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Last Location: 2008-10-01 00:00:00
This bald eagle is a summer visitor to the Chesapeake Bay. In fall, this eagle flies home to Florida for the winter months, a distance of 800 miles. In April, this eagle will return to the Bay to hunt spawning fish along the many tributaries of the Bay. We captured this eagle using a noosed floating fish which safely snares the eagle by the foot. After fitting the eagle with a solar powered GPS transmitter, we released it on the shoreline of the Bay.