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CROW admits both a fledging eagle, adult eagle

By CROW - | Feb 25, 2021

CROW On Feb. 23, a fledgling eagle was released near its nest on Captiva after being admitted to CROW's clinic just days before after falling out of its nest.

The Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife admitted two bald eagles in the last week or so.

On Feb. 20, a fledgling eagle was rescued on Captiva after it accidentally fell from its nest, CROW reported via its Facebook page. Thankfully, the fledgling was unharmed and just needed a few days to build strength in its wings in the safety of one of CROW’s outdoor enclosures. Staff later released it near its nest on Feb. 23.

On Feb. 22, an adult eagle was pulled from the water by boaters and brought to the Punta Rassa boat ramp. CROW veterinarians found the eagle had swelling and severe bruising on its left wing, likely from some type of blunt trauma. Radiographs showed no broken bones in the wing, but did reveal an old, already healed fracture in its right leg.

Although the fracture healed poorly aligned, it is very stable and a testament to how resilient these birds are in the wild, CROW reported. The eagle was given pain and anti-inflammatory medications to help with the wing injury and was moved to an outdoor enclosure. Rehabilitation staff are monitoring the swelling and bruising and the eagle’s flight ability for improvement.

CROW reported today that the eagle continues recovery in an outdoor enclosure and is due for a check on Feb. 26 by the veterinarians to assess how the swelling and bruising is doing on its wing.

CROW On Feb. 23, a fledgling eagle was released near its nest on Captiva after being admitted to CROW's clinic just days before after falling out of its nest.

To watch a video of the fledgling’s release, visit http://bit.ly/BAEA21-261.

CROW On Feb. 23, a fledgling eagle was released near its nest on Captiva after being admitted to CROW's clinic just days before after falling out of its nest.

CROW On Feb. 22, an adult eagle was pulled from the water by boaters, brought to the Punta Rassa boat ramp and then admitted to CROW. The eagle remained at the clinic under observation as of today.

CROW On Feb. 22, an adult eagle was pulled from the water by boaters, brought to the Punta Rassa boat ramp and then admitted to CROW. The eagle remained at the clinic under observation as of today.

CROW On Feb. 22, an adult eagle was pulled from the water by boaters, brought to the Punta Rassa boat ramp and then admitted to CROW. The eagle remained at the clinic under observation as of today.