Bald eagle takes flight in Capital Region after rescue by DEC officials

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GILBOA, N.Y. — A bald eagle took flight two months after snow plow workers found the eagle in poor health in Capitol Region.

The eagle was found in a snowbank in the Town of Gilboa. DEC wildlife officials took the eagle, covered in a blanket, to a rehab facility. Thankfully, the eagle responded well to treatment at the Friends of the Feathered and Furry Wildlife Center and later at the Cornell Wildlife Health Center.

“I picked up the bird to move it to another location and it couldn’t even hold its head up. The bird was in pretty rough shape when I arrived,” said Justanna Bohling, Environmental Conservation Office for the DEC.

Last week, the eagle was released as spectators watched.