Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hanging with the Horvaths Part 1: Eagle Release

I trekked out to the Sweetbriar Nature Center in Smithtown Long Island to take part in a Bald Eagle release. This female has been in the Horvath's care for over 1 year due to its extensive feather damage. They are also caring for an immature male that is just getting over a nasty case of avian pox. Here's pix and video of the days activity!
First, here's the male and a pic of the healing process and his release into a creance for flight training.

And here's the release of the fully rehabbed female!
Checking flight feathers...

and placing her on the post.

Off she goes!

The eagle has landed!

Majestic Bird!

Good luck and kudos to the Horvath's for another fine job.

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