Rescued eagle has landed in Stafford

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The Wildlife Center of Virginia has taken this eagle—now in Stafford—under its wing.

A bald eagle that became something of an avian celebrity after its mother was struck by a plane in Norfolk has settled in Stafford County for now.

The Wildlife Center of Virginia—which rescued the female eagle and her two siblings—has been tracking the bird, dubbed NX, for nearly two years.

It’s only the second time the nationally recognized wildlife center in Waynesboro has tracked one of its rehabilitated raptors.

“We did this on a golden eagle a couple of years ago” in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, said Randy Huwa, the wildlife center’s executive vice president.

The center chose to track NX because of her unique history.

She’s “certainly had an unusual life,” said Huwa.

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