Mt Ayr bald eagle

adult bald eagle Admission Date: 15 May 2017
Outcome: Euthanized June 2018
Location of Rescue: west of Mt Ayr in Ringgold County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded, unable to fly
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Farmer reported eagle down in the field he was planting beans… the eagle would not fly away as tractor approached. This adult was rescued on the 14th and made her way to SOAR on the 15th. Kay is somewhat puzzled as to what got this eagle down… only slightly thin at nine pounds and can feel no fracture. This eagle only has background level of lead.


26 May 2017
Mt Ayr was moved to a 20x20 flight room. She is favoring a shoulder and is not displaying eagle confidence... but on a positive note, now weights 10 pounds.

20 September 2017
Mt Ayr needs a consult with Dr Ross as she is still having balance issues.

10 October 2017
Dr Ross says eyes and ears are fine and says the balance issue may be caused from a cracked coracoid that didn't mend well, nerve damage, or some odd bacterial infection. When back from the doctor, was moved to a 10x20 for food and medication monitoring. Will try a round of antibiotics to see if the balance issue can be resolved.