Bald eagles set free at B.C.’s Puntledge RV Campground

COURTENAY, B.C. — Three young bald eagles that were nursed back to health after being rescued are now a regular feature at the Puntledge RV Campground in Courtenay, writes Canada.com.

The eagles were among five birds of prey released by the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society on Thursday afternoon. They chose the campground near the Puntledge River to release the eagles in order to give them a better chance of survival, says Canada.com.

“With babies, they are naive birds. They have no experience hunting so they are going to be scavenging,” said Maj Birch, wildlife facilitator at MARS. “We wanted to find a good food source. This river is loaded with fish. You can tell that by all the fishermen in the river right now. There’s ample food and those are the perfect conditions.”

For the complete story from Canada.com, click here.

Kelly Cauthorn

Kelly Cauthorn

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