We got a request to band a Bald Eagle at the Avian Reconditioning Center as they were planning on releasing it back into the wild. Richard and Christine headed out today and went about the process.
The Eagle was an injured individual and thought to be a migrant from the Mt. Dora area just to the North. It is thought that the bird was injured in a tussle with another eagle as its talons were all scraped up.
Now that the injuries seem to be healed, the bird was banded and was planned to be released back in the Mt. Dora area very soon.
UPDATE: The Bald Eagle was released successfully!