Your Photos: Injured eagle at Smith College

Friday, August 04, 2017

This American Bald Eagle was spotted on Paradise Pond / Mill River July 18 by the Smith College grounds department staff. It appeared to be injured, says Robert Young, who works for the campus police. It could only fly short distances and landed in the water several times. Young contacted the Northampton animal control officer who responded with a net and cage. Tom Ricardi of the Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway also was notified. The group spent several hours trying to capture the bird, which had been tagged on each ankle with a state and federal ID band, but were unsuccessful. We “believe it may have been trying to return to the Oxbow/ Connecticut River area and hopefully did,” Young wrote in an email.

Photo by Robert Young of Westhampton

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