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Monday, May 12, 2014

BDN: Baby Eagles rescued from Bangor nest after mother falls ill, father electrocuted

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff
BANGOR, Maine — On Sunday, area bird watchers were stunned when over a seven-hour period, one adult bald eagle was discovered standing, apparently ill, on a sidewalk, and another, presumably its mate, flew into electric wires and died.
On Monday, a crew methodically assessed the situation, sent a climber up a large white pine tree to the eagle nest some 90 feet above the ground, and rescued two orphaned eaglets, which were immediately fed electrolytes and taken to Avian Haven, a bird rehabilitation facility, in Freedom.
The two eaglets will be reunited with their mother at Avian Haven.

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