Peregrine falcon being released in Hampton after rehab

Peregrine falcon being released in Hampton after rehab

Credit: Wildlife Center of Virginia

The peregrine falcon during recovery at The Wildlife Center of Virginia.

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Associated Press & WVEC.com

Posted on June 6, 2012 at 6:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 6 at 6:49 AM

HAMPTON--The Wildlife Center of Virginia is releasing three high-profile patients this week.

The teaching and research hospital for native wildlife says it will release a peregrine falcon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Grandview Nature Preserve on State Park Drive in Hampton. Center veterinary fellow Dr. Miranda Sadar successfully operated on the falcon.

A golden eagle will take flight in Nelson County also on Wednesday.

It also will release a bald eagle near Warsaw on Thursday. All of the animals received treatment from the center's medical staff.

The peregrine falcon was rescued in Virginia Beach in January with an open wing fracture. Center veterinary fellow Dr. Miranda Sadar successfully operated on it and rehab has made it ready to be returned to the wild.

The golden eagle was admitted in February after sustaining a left-wing fracture and other wounds during a research operation by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The bald eagle being released was found on its back near a road in King George County and was admitted in May.

AP-WF-06-06-12 0712GMT

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