Bald Eaglets #20-0744 and #20-0803 have been doing well in flight pen A3 this summer. The birds have been their stamina and greatly improved their ability to take off, land, and maneuver while in flight. Last week, wildlife rehabilitator Kelsey assessed the birds' flights and determined that the eaglets should be ready for release in early August.
The veterinary team will schedule pre-release examinations and blood work this week to check on the health of the eaglets. If results come back within normal limits, the team will start making release plans for the young birds, which could be released as early as next week. The release will not be open to the public due to public safety with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.