GLOUCESTER, Va. — The Wildlife Center of Virginia celebrated American Eagle Day early this year, when they released a rehabilitated bald eagle in Gloucester County on June 19.
A release from the center said a Gloucester resident saw the bird fall into her yard on March 9. It was admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on March 11, and was "treated for puncture wounds, injuries, and lead poisoning."
Friday, one day ahead of the namesake eagle's annual holiday, the bird was released near the site it was initially discovered.
This year, the center has admitted 24 eagles for treatment and rehabilitation.
American Eagle Day on June 20 commemorates the anniversary of the Continental Congress adopting its likeness on the Great Seal in 1782.