Bald Eagle #17-2705 update

On February 19, Bald Eagle #17-2705 was moved to flight pen A3 in preparation for exercise and flight conditioning. Wildlife rehabilitator Brie noted that several of the eagle’s feathers are broken; the eagle will likely need to be “imped” at some point prior to release. Imping is the process of replacing broken, missing, or damaged feathers with matching feathers from a donor bird. The rehabilitation staff will monitor the eagle’s initial flight attempts in the coming days; the imping procedure may need to be done so that the eagle can adequately fly to get in shape for release.

Keep an eye on Critter Cam 3 -- this eagle will sometimes be featured on that channel!