Eaglet DC4 rescued from the AEF Washington DC nest!

The 22 day old eaglet DC4 became trapped in the sticks on the nest and was rescued earlier this evening.  The camera is currently offline and here is the information that is posted on the cam website at this time (late evening Apr 20):

Late this afternoon (April 20) DC 4’s leg became lodged in a Y-shaped stick on the edge of the nest. The eaglet was unable to free itself, so the American Eagle Foundation, in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, arranged for the eaglet to be rescued. Initial examination of the eaglet on the ground by a USFWS eagle expert found that the leg did not appear to be seriously injured. However, the eaglet will be taken to a veterinarian tomorrow where a radiograph of the leg will be taken to absolutely confirm that the leg is generally OK. Hopefully, the eaglet will be returned to the nest to rejoin its sibling and parents in a few days.”

Many thanks to Diana for providing the screenshot of the rescue!

7 thoughts on “Eaglet DC4 rescued from the AEF Washington DC nest!”

  1. Latest from AEF:
    The eaglet was taken to a veterinarian at a zoo in Maryland where a physical check-up an radiograph of the leg confirmed that the eaglet is in acceptable condition with the exception of an abrasion and swelling on the leg.
    Plans are being made to hopefully return the eaglet back to its nest as soon as possible to resume daily life with its sibling and parents, Mr. President & The First Lady.

  2. I am so grateful for humans that have not lost empathy, have not become desensitized to helpless life on earth, whether it be humans or God’s Creatures. If we as humans choose to watch God’s creatures, then I’m sure God is watching us to see what we will do to help, in anyway shape or form, even if in the wild, and it’s nature. If we choose to stand by and do nothing, then what is the purpose of the cams? National Geographic and other shows , show sadness and utter beauty, there would be no need for these cameras. AEF and ALL involved in saving this precious life that so many have fallen in love with, including myself, I say from the bottom of my heart, Thank You. You are REAL heroes. Your good deeds and acts of love and kindness are seen and appreciated by thousands who still care and get attached, we all should get attached to our earth and ALL living humans and God’s masterpieces. So Thank you again, keep caring, God bless you ALL and God be with DC4, for fast and speedy recovery. There really are Angels on earth.

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