Only three squirrels to feed this time, but while I was doing that an adult male bald eagle arrived. I had seen an eagle at Wildwoods before—a juvenile was brought in with a broken wing when I first started volunteering. This eagle seemed to have no serious injuries, but he was very thin and smelled awful. He had an injury to his wing, but it seemed healed over and non-serious. It wasn’t clear what was wrong with him, why he wasn’t flying, so he’ll go down to the Raptor Center in St. Paul where he’ll get the best treatment possible. Continue reading Bald Eagle 2.0
There will be very little sleeping for me tonight because tonight I lightly assisted in rescuing… an EAGLE. That’s right my friends, the national bird. So I basically just saved America. You’re welcome.
Actually I mostly stood in the corner while the experts graciously did the saving of the bird (cleaning and wrapping a bloody, broken wing and preparing him for transport to the Raptor Center in St. Paul) while explaining what they were doing so I could learn. But I did throw a towel back over the bird’s face when it fell off, so he couldn’t peck their eyes out. I feel like that’s important.
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