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.