On January 20th, Martin was called about an eagle unable to fly out in farm lands. With some assistance, the eagle was located trapped up against a fence. Martin caught the juvenile Bald Eagle and brought him back to the rescue center.
An examination revealed two black marks from an electric current, one in the wing and one in the foot. Not knowing the extent of damage, Martin put the eagle in a chamber to continue to observe him.
Over time, the Bald Eagle recovered and on March 5th, was released back into the wild!
Power lines can be a problem for raptors. Most power poles, especially large ones, offer some protection. Smaller ones in more remote areas can still be hazardous as raptors use them as perches to hunt.