Pool 10 Bald Eagle

P-10 bald eagle Admission Date: 1 October 2017
Outcome: Released 23 November 2017 at SOAR
Location of Rescue: an island in Pool 10, Mississippi River
Cause of Admission / Condition: Undetermined / grounded
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories

Thanks to an alert angler / hunter on the Mississippi River near Harpers Ferry (this area is called Pool 10) for calling the USFWS with a report of an eagle not acting “eagle-y” and not flying away, but walking on the ground. The reporting party marked the spot where they had last seen the eagle with a piece of fluorescent sweatshirt! The eagle was rescued near the marker and while still in the boat with the eagle, Federal Warden John made contact with SOAR for transport.

P-10 is somewhat of a mystery admit… she is not thin, no obvious breaks in any bones.


3 October 2017
This eagle is definitely a female at 10.5 pounds. Her blood lead level registers "low" on the new Lead Care II machine. "Low" means < 0.033 ppm.

10 October 2017
P-10 has completed her round of de-wormer medication, is maintaining weight, but is telling us that she is READY to get out of the crate and was transferred to the 100' flight pen.

1 November 2017
Based on P-10's recovery, Kay is pretty sure that this eagle had a cracked coracoid (a small bone in the collar bone area) that has now healed. When a bird has an injury like this, there is little that can be done except to provide them the opportunity to heal and then strength training. P-10 is now flying laps in the flight pen.