Friday, May 8, 2009

Releasing Eagles

The Juneau Raptor Center released two eagles last night and have plans to release four more next week. The lady with the black jacket has had 8 eagles tethered in her yard this last winter, flying around gaining strength from their injuries. Now that would have been quite a sight!

The juvy took one step out and then was away – it flew in a circle around the meadow. Sorry so blurry - it happened really fast!

Then it perched in a spruce tree where it was immediately ganged up on by a couple of crows. Better get used to it–those crows around here seem to have no fear.

The mature eagle took a little bit of coaxing to get out of the kennel but once it got going it never looked back.

1 comment:

naomi lynn said...

How inspiring! I have seen many live eagles, but never have I seen them released after rehab.

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