Thursday, February 17, 2011

Golden Eagle Realeased on the Blue Ridge Parkway

By most counts North America only has about 1000 to 2000 Golden Eagles and the Blue Ridge Parkway has it's own favorite these days. An eagle was found caught in trap in January, and taken  to the Wildlife Center of Virginia for healing and rehabilitation.
Little is known of the Golden Eagle population east of the Mississippi River, though rare we now know they are here. This eagle sports a GPS system so he can be tracked.

Birding is a popular pastime all along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in Floyd County. Mountain Song Inn's property is home to over 20 species, you have to look for them a little harder in the Spring, Summer and Fall, because we stopped feeding them when a brown bear came looking for seed.
For more information on our parkway eagle checkout this link:

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