Injured Eagle Recovering in South Bay

Eagle appeared to have wrist and head injury

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    NEWSLETTERS

    This is not the injured bird.

    An injured golden eagle found in San Jose's Almaden Quicksilver  Park was rescued by two volunteers from the Wildlife Education and  Rehabilitation Center on Tuesday and is currently recovering.

    When he was found, the eagle was on the ground and unable to fly. The volunteers took him to Dr. Suzanne Colbert at the Princevalle Pet Hospital in Gilroy, wildlife center officials said.

    Colbert x-rayed the bird's large wings, but found no fractures or  dislocations. She did find a wound on the eagle's left wrist that was causing the wing to droop, and suspects the eagle may have been suffering from head trauma.

    The damaged wing was bandaged and Colbert gave the eagle fluids  and medication and sent him back to the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center to recuperate.

    The bird is underweight at seven pounds - he should weigh about 10 pounds  - but center officials are optimistic that he'll recover.

    He will return to Colbert for a checkup on March 7 at 11 a.m.