Monday, July 2, 2012
Release me, let me go
"There’s nothing like it, it's the best feeling in the world," White said with tears in her eyes, after tossing the seven-pound male eaglet into the air.
When asked to tell an instance where she thought she had made a difference in caring for wildlife.
"I think by being able to have been given a chance to do a live eagle webcam project as a partnership with Audubon Center for Birds of Prey and orlandosentinel.com in 1999, back then it was cutting edge. To bring live streaming video of Bald Eagles raising their young into homes gave people the opportunity to learn about and understand why they are so special," she answered.
This fledgling Bald Eagle was rescued on April 3 near its nest on a golf course and transported to Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland. The young bird was suffering from Avian Pox, a viral infection spread by mosquitoes. The eaglet has recovered from the infection and has perfected its flying skills.
Linda is ready to respond at the most inconvenient times to rescue and care for an injured bird of prey, always with the birds' best interest at heart.
#449 Bald Eagle release May 2012