OWL (orphaned wildlife) Rehabilitation Society is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned raptors. Today at their premises in Delta British Columbia there was a huge open house with hundreds of people viewing the facilities and waiting until the planned release of a bald eagle. This eagle had apparently been in a fight with another eagle and had a puncture wound in its leg and other minor injuries. He quickly healed from his injuries and was released today.
There are a number of raptors who are permanent residents because their injuries were too severe. Orphaned young are often put into their care. These foster birds help the nestlings and this prevents the young from imprinting on humans.
Watch as this exciting release is seen by hundreds gathered on the property.