Arizona Game and Fish biologists rescue bald eaglet near Becker Lake
Here’s a story with a happy ending for one particular young bald eagle. Arizona Game and Fish biologists rescued the eaglet on June 7, 2016, after it had fallen from its nest near Becker Lake. It was taken to a local veterinarian, where it was examined and cared for.
“Our goal is to get the eaglets back to their nest as soon as possible,” said Kenneth Jacobson, raptor management coordinator for Arizona Game and Fish.
After a few days and a clean bill of health, biologists transported the eaglet safely back to its nest, where it was reunited with the other nestlings.
Several days later, however, the eaglet was once again found on the ground below its nest. Apparently, a case of “rivalry” between its two older siblings left it dehydrated, underweight, and without a home. The eaglet was taken to Liberty Wildlife and received intensive care and rehabilitation.
On June 10, the fully recovered eaglet was relocated and fostered to the bald eagle breeding area near Show Low Lake where it was cared for by older birds and, after time, fledged successfully.