A bald eagle was found, distressed and unable to fly, in the Southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., Saturday.
This Rescued Bald Eagle Is a Survivor—and So Is the Species
Ragged but recovering, a denizen of the nation's capital survives a storm and serves as a reminder of the species' heartening comeback.
A bald eagle rescued in Washington, D.C. is on its way to Delaware for a final health check before being sent back home. Disheveled and unable to fly, the bird was recovered Saturday from a bush after a thunderstorm.
A city official guessed that "patient 17-1125" may be one of a pair dubbed Liberty and Justice living in a nest outside the Metropolitan Police Academy, about two miles from the rescue site—likely the male, Justice, based on its weight and talon size.
The eagle pair and their three-month-old baby were already famous as one of two bald eagle pairs in Washington, D.C., that the public can watch on a live video feed. On Tuesday morning the live cam on