Video: Eagle Released by Non-Prof Wings of Wonder

If you love it, let it go: sound advice, especially when applied to a bald eagle.  Rebecca Lessard, the founder and director of the Northern Michigan non-profit raptor sanctuary, Wings of Wonder, had the honor of releasing a juvenile eagle into the wild, Northern Michigan outdoors after the bird’s rehabilitative stay at the organization’s Empire facility.  The eagle was struck by a vehicle near East Jordan in December of 2013, and upon its roadside discovery, was eventually delivered to Wings of Wonder for recovery.  Initial X-rays showed no fractures, and the nine-pound female, whom Lessard described as “the sweetest patient,” was released atop a large, purpose-built snow platform constructed in East Jordan.  The release took place in February, 2014.

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The above video was provided by Gary Osterbeck of Petoskey-based Gaslight Media.

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