Photo by Ojai Raptor Center

The sick bald eaglet rescued from Santa Cruz Island is shown standing on his own this week at the Ojai Raptor Center.

A young bald eagle rescued from the Channel Islands and now being cared for at the Ojai Raptor Center continues to recover from metal poisoning.

Thirteen-week-old bald eaglet 22-635 from Santa Cruz Island arrived at the Center on July 11, after his rescue by Dr. Peter Sharpe of the Institute for Wildlife Studies.


Photo by Ojai Raptor Center

Staff veterinarian Dr. Stephany Lewis (left) and extern Courtney Fukushima from the Western University College of Veterinary Medicine put the bald eaglet under anesthesia so radiograph and bloodwork can be done.