EUGENE, Ore. — The Cascades Raptor Center will release a rehabilitated bald eagle back into the wild Thursday.
Someone found the bird badly injured after a fight with another eagle near Cottage Grove.
The raptor center posted this picture (right) on its Facebook page on April 29 of the two eagles with this description of what happened:
“Friday evening held some surprises for CRC staff and volunteers. Two female Bald Eagles were fighting for hours, then – exhausted from battle – spent 2.5 hours on the ground – talons locked as the fight was not yet over. The larger of the two flew off as staff approached, while the other eagle – too exhausted and injured – was transported back to our hospital for care. This morning her wounds are healing nicely but she is not pleased to be in our care.”
The raptor center rehabilitated her and she’s now able to fly on her own again.
If you’d like to watch her release, it’ll take place at at 6 p.m. at Perkins Peninsula Park on Fern Ridge Reservoir, located at 26647 Highway 126.