Recovering Bald Eagles Released In Tyngsboro After Fall From Nest
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TYNGSBORO (CBS) – Wednesday at a Tyngsboro golf course it was all about eagles, bald eagles to be exact.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Ben Parker reports.
Two 12-week-old eaglets were released back into the wild after weeks of rehabilitation. The pair fell out of their nest back in May.
At the time, local residents rushed to the birds’ aid.
“It shows a successful partnership from a number of concerned citizens who, first saw a chick that fell to the ground out of the nest and needed help, and then contacted a local veterinarian,” said Mary Griffin, the Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game.
One of the birds was taken care of by Dave Taylor, a wildlife rehabilitator.
“My basic objective was to feed him, get a little age on him, give him a cage big enough where he could stretch his wings,” said Taylor.
Eventually the pair was taught to fly in a flight cage at Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton leading up to Wednesday’s big release.
Although the eaglets needed a little coaxing to come out of their cages Wednesday afternoon, once they did they took flight.
“We just hope they make it to adulthood, and adulthood is about 3-5 years from now so they just have to make it through the first couple of years on their own,” said Pat Huckery of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Their prospects for the future are bright.
“Nature is nature so you never know, but they are in a good place. They’ve got a food source and a good habitat so we will hope for the best,” said Griffin.