A bald eagle that was rehabilitated at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre has been released into the wild.
Unlike previous years, the centre located in Errington wasn’t able to invite the public to the annual release due to COVID-19 concerns.
A virtual release was held and video of the event was created.
The bald eagle that was released was from Parksville. It was unfortunately hit by a vehicle and was taken to the centre where it was nursed back to health.
The release went smoothly, witnessed by only a handful of people. The bird quickly took off upon released by one of the centre’s animal technician, eagerly flapping its wings and savouring its freedom.
For more information, visit https://www.niwra.org/
— NEWS Staff