2012-04-26 / Correspondents' Notes

PA Game Commission Releases Two Rescued Eagles

HARTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Two female bald eagles have been released back into the wild by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The eagles were released Wednesday at the Pymatuning Wildlife Management Area in Crawford County.

Both eagles were rescued last year and released after being cared for at the Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center.

The Erie Times-News reports one bird was found near Union City a year ago with wing and tail problems after suffering pellet wounds. The other was found near Erie unable to fly because of suspected West Nile virus.

The game commission says the Union City eagle was an established breeder but had to be released about 40 miles from where it was found because its mate had paired up with another eagle in her absence.

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