Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt adult bald eagle

Chichaqua blood lead level Admission Date: 3 February 2016
Outcome: Died, 4 February 2016
Location of Rescue: Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded, suspect lead-affected
Patient Status: Patient Archive

SOAR volunteer rescuer Deb took a call of a grounded adult bald eagle at the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt area and was able to rescue and get safely home the evening of 2 February. The roads were not good enough to meet up with Kay this evening and they did so about Noon on the 3rd. Deb reported she was not in good shape.


This female bald eagle did not live through the night.

3 February 2016
This eagle had blood drawn for a lead level and the diagnostic equipment said "HI." Size of beak and weight with body condition indicate this is a female. Chelation medication injections started to remove the lead from her blood and body. High calorie fluids also given.