Bald Eaglets #21-1013 and #21-1320 are both doing well in the Center's A3 flight enclosure. In mid-June, the rehabilitation staff opened the doors of the raptor tower in A3, allowing both young birds full access to the main part of the enclosure. The young birds are free to practice flying in the large flight pen space and to interact with older eagles #21-0677 and #21-0214.
The young birds are regularly weighed to ensure that they are getting their fair share of fish and rat; both young birds are growing in their flight feathers. Once the feathers are fully developed, the rehabilitation staff will start a daily exercise program to condition both birds for release later this summer.