Three raptors released back into Va. wild

Posted on: 6:04 pm, June 6, 2012, by , updated on: 06:45pm, June 6, 2012

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HAMPTON, Va. (WTVR)–The Wildlife Center of Virginia released a peregrine falcon today at the Grandview Nature Preserve in Hampton.

The Center helped bring the bird back to health after it was discovered in Virginia Beach with a wing fracture.

Another high-profile bird also flew free today. A Golden Eagle that had also suffered a fractured wing among other injuries was released at Wintergreen Resort.

Tomorrow the center will release a Bald Eagle at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge near Warsaw. The eagle came to the center with injuries which vets believe were caused by a passing car.

Never in the Center’s history have three birds of this size been released within such a short time from each other.

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