On Sunday we had an immature Bald Eagle release at the Bird TLC property near Potters Marsh. BE 07-04 came to us at the end of January this year with sour crop. After a few months of R&R, good food and care, it was ready to be released.
When we had the "Benefit for the Birds" Auction back in March, we auctioned off the thrill of doing an eagle release. You just don't know when it will be because you don't know when a bird is available. Besides being exciting and a once in a lifetime opportunity, the funds raised helps Bird TLC to keep it's doors open. Last year, Bird TLC took in 51 eagles and over 700 other types of wild birds. We have a 55% release rate, which means we release over half of the birds we take in.
With great supporters like our eagle releasers, we are able to give the quality care these injured, sick and orphaned birds need.
Thanks to Gina Holloman for the pictures.