Va. rehabilitation center to release 2 bald eagles

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FILE – This March 7, 2006 file photo shows a bald eagle takes flight from a tree overlooking the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

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WAYNESBORO, Va. — Two bald eagles that have been nursed back to health by the Wildlife Center of Virginia are returning to the wild.

The Waynesboro center says the releases are planned for Wednesday and Thursday. The first eagle, which was found on the ground in Washington near Bolling Air Force Base in May, will be released Wednesday at Mason Neck in Fairfax County. The thin and dehydrated eagle was treated by rehabilitation staff and is now deemed ready to fend for itself.

The second eagle, which was rescued by a state fish and wildlife biologist in Surry County in May, will be released Thursday at Berkeley Plantation on the James River below Richmond. The bird was treated for infection and has showed a steady recovery.
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