On January 12, 2020, more than 500 people gathered at Burke Lake Park in Springfield, VA, to witness the release of a rehabilitated bald eagle. The bird was recovered by the Fairfax County Police Department on December 12, 2019, after a community member saw the bird on a trail near Burke Lake, unable to fly. Dr. Belinda Burwell, D.V.M., of Wildlife Veterinary Care, facilitated the rehabilitation of the bird, who suffered from a shoulder injury and lead poisoning. After a few jumps on the ground, the eagle headed towards the lake.
Photo: Hundreds of onlookers watched as a rehabilitated bald eagle was released at Burke Lake Park on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
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