A bald eagle found to have an injured wing was captured along the Willowemoc River in New York was treated and then released in the same area.
State DEC licensed wildlife rehabilitator Kathy Michele, with the assistance of Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Matt Baker, captured a bald eagle with an injured wing along the Willowemoc River near Livingston Manor, New York.
The pair then transported the bird to the Delaware Valley Raptor Center for treatment of its injuries.
On Oct. 30, 2015 Bill Streeter of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center joined Michele and ECO Baker in releasing the eagle.
According to the DEC, the injury was a mid-shaft ulnar brake in the right wing.
The Department of Environmental Conservation also states that the obvious missing feathers will not affect the bird’s ability to fly.
The eagle was in good health and immediately joined a friend in a nearby tree.
The rehabilitated bald eagle was released in the very same vicinity where it was originally found.
The beautiful bird took to the sky without incident and by all accounts should continue to live its normal life.
All pictures via Facebook/NYSDEC