Biologists release three young eagles back to the wild

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, Va. (WAVY) – Biologists released three young bald eagles back to the wild on the Eastern Shore Wednesday.

Ed Clark with the Wildlife Center of Virginia said the birds are all ready to go out on their own now, but that wasn’t the case four months ago. One of the birds was rescued when its nest was destroyed by a tornado. The other two eaglets were blown out of their nest during a storm near Chincoteague.

Photos: Eagle release

All three have been recuperating at the Wildlife Center in Waynesboro since May, but now they are healed after a helping hand.

“This is a true life story of birds that came in and probably would not have survived the week had they not been rescued by humans. They’ve now been raised and now they’re ready to take their place back in the eco system and we wish them well,” said Clark.

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