Young eagles rescued after nest blown down

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT)-- Wildlife rehabilitators have rescued two juvenile bald eagles whose nest fell 75 feet to the ground during a thunderstorm.

American Eagle Foundation volunteer John Prickett received an anonymous phone call Monday, saying a nest behind a supermarket on Winfield Dunn Parkway had blown down.

Volunteers from the foundation quickly found the 6-week-old birds. One had broken wings. Both birds went to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for treatment.

Foundation President Al Cecere said he hopes both eagles will eventually be able to fly. If the more seriously injured bird cannot fly, it will be kept at the foundation for educational use.


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