BAEA 1300 PERRY
The last of our 2014-hatch eaglets was released on Sunday afternoon, at the same location on the Kennebec River as all the others, chosen by Maine's eagle biologist for its good fishing and because Bald Eagles of all ages tend to congregate there after nesting season (similar to the Hornby Island eagles going off to the salmon runs).
This youngster was rescued August 23 in Perry, Maine, weighing only 2.7 kg, less than 6 pounds. We built her up gradually from tubed fluids to fish 'smoothies' to easy-to-digest foods and then on to the real thing. She can put away some food now!
She was released along with a second-year bird from Dixfield but the photos of Dixfield were just a blur. Here is Perry's release ... Out .... Up .... And away ....
It was a big year for eaglets at Avian Haven. Perry is the 8th (and last! phew!) of our this-year youngsters to be released. Fly free and far, live long and healthy, have babies, eat fish and soar high, all you beautiful beings!