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Third bald eagle released back into wild after rehabilitation from incident that incapacitated
it and other female eagles in Sussex County

An immature bald eagle is released April 8, 2016 at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research near NewarkNEWARK (April 8, 2016) – Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research today released back into the wild a third bald eagle rehabilitated by the Delaware-based organization and DNREC conservation partner following an incident –  cause or causes still not known – that also resulted in the deaths of five eagles March 19-20 near Dagsboro in Sussex County.

The bald eagle released today near Tri-State’s facilities was a second immature female captured, rehabilitated, and then set free after Tri-State determined that she need not be returned to territorial haunts in Sussex County. A third bird released after regaining its health from the March incident, a mature female, was taken back to the area she and the other eagles inhabited when they were found disoriented.

An immature bald eagle is released into the wild April 8, 2016 at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research near NewarkU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service agents and DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are still not commenting on what may have caused the deaths of the five eagles – all of which were sent late last month to the USFWS forensics lab in Ashland, Ore. for testing.

Vol. 46, No. 117

 

 

 

 

 

 

An immature bald eagle is released into the wild April 8, 2016 at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research near Newark

An immature bald eagle is released into the wild April 8, 2016 at Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research near Newark

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