Bald eagle healing, will be released soon
Thursday, July 16 2009 @ 04:25 AM EDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
Daily News Michigan
The raptor was plucked from the wild after an early June phone call reported a bald eagle was resting on a stump in the river at the Chippewa Nature Center, unable to fly. “Even a bird with a broken wing can move a mile in one hour,” Joe said, explaining the urgency of reaching the destination quickly.
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Barb Rogers examines the bruised wing of a bald eagle as her husband Joe holds it at their wildlife center at their home in western Midland County on Monday morning. They rescued the 18-year-old eagle two weeks ago near the Chippewa Nature Center where it was struggling to fly. Joe Rogers suspects that it may have been injured after being hit by a car. "He's doing well and he's really getting his strength back," said Barb Rogers.
The eagle lands near a window in the flight cage. On Monday, he was transitioned into a small flight cage so he would have room to stretch his wings and get back in the habit of flying again. The Rogers hope he will be released back to the wild within the next two weeks