- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - The injured bald eagle found near Wickiup Reservoir has recovered from her most serious wound, but it’s not clear yet if the bird will ever be wild again.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1Mt84Ca ) that the eagle was found in early July with a wing injury that was apparently caused by a shock from power lines. The festering wound was making her sick.

Officials at the High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation say the bird’s bones are intact but her left wing still has a lingering injury and is missing its flight feathers.

If the feathers regrow, it won’t be until next spring or summer.

The center’s president, veterinarian Jeff Cooney, says the eagle will probably need a year of rehab. Even then it is unlikely that she can be released.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com


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