Juvenile Bald Eagle Nursed Back To Health, Released

Oct 15, 2014

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officers and a wildlife rehabilitator have nursed a juvenile bald eagle back to health.

The healthy bird was released in Squam Lake's Long Island last week, near its nest.

The Eagle-Tribune reports a conservation officer rescued the bird in August. It had a broken leg, possibly caused by falling out of the nest or having a rough landing while learning to fly.

The eagle was brought to the Squam Lakes Science Center. Maria Colby of Wings of the Dawn Bird Sanctuary in Henniker helped rehabilitate the bird.

Earlier this year, wildlife experts said the state's bald eagle population had almost fully recovered from the lows of the 1970s.