Patient of the Week: Golden Eagle

Earlier this month, a Golden eagle fledgling treated at Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s rehabilitation hospital was released in a rural part of Alameda County. The nine-week-old bird was brought to Lindsay Wildlife Museum by a family who owned a nearby stable and found the young bird in distress. Upon arrival, the Golden eagle was treated for foxtails and bleeding in its eye, possibly caused by head trauma. Over the course of a week, the fledgling gained strength and was transferred to an outdoor aviary with more space. Lindsay Wildlife Museum and East Bay Regional Parks worked together to find the young eagle’s nest location. The bird was released on June 17, 2014 and is fitted with a federal band and transmitter which will send signals from cell phone towers for up to three years.