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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
NEWARK (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.
U.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