Sick eagle found in Bangor released into the wild

BREWER, Maine (AP) — A bald eagle found sick and disoriented on a Bangor sidewalk last month had made a full recovery and been released into the wild.

The female eagle was released in Brewer on Tuesday, not too far from where she was originally nesting.

Experts say the eagle was suffering after ingesting some kind of toxin, and spent several weeks recuperating at the Avian Haven bird rehabilitation center in Freedom.

Marc Payne, co-director of Avian Haven, tells WABI-TV (http://bit.ly/1p69pC5) that it is extremely gratifying to see the eagle recover and fly way.

The center's work is not done. The nonprofit is still helping the eagle's two eaglets recover. They will likely be released in the fall.

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Information from: WABI-TV, http://www.wabi.tv

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