Monthly Archives: October 2021

HY21 eagle

Clarke rescued

Many thanks to the family that rescued this hatch-year 2021 bald eagle. Unfortunately, we know this eagle was, as we say, HBC or “hit by car.” The rescuing family was in the vehicle that struck this young eagle as he flew straight up out of the ditch. The driver did slow, but still impacted this

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Laurel on the high perch

Laurel is a hatch-year 2021 bald eagle from south of the town of Laurel, Iowa in Marshall County. Here’s a snippet of her admit: https://soarraptors.org/2021/09/mid-september-admits/ After a month in rehab, this girl is just now getting to the high perch in the 60′ flight pen. This just tells us that she was pretty banged up

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eagle flying

2021 Annual Release Recap

We musts give thanks to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for hosting SOAR’s 2021 annual release celebration at the former Iowa 4-H Camp! We estimated about 120 folks celebrated these raptors return to the skies. Enjoy this collection of photos! Thanks to photographers Terrie Hoefer and Christopher Knisley. Photo attribution got lopped off in the

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