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Wrangell eagle and heron enjoying seafood meals in Sitka


Photos courtesy Alaska Raptor Center

Simon, a baby great blue heron rescued in Wrangell, rests in his kennel at the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka. The bird checked into the rehab center on Monday.

A year-old eagle and a young great blue heron from Wrangell are spending the start of their summer at the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka, gaining weight, growing feathers and getting strong enough to return to life in the wild.

The heron arrived in Sitka on Monday, the eagle on June 3, said Jen Cedarleaf, avian director at the center.

Both birds were picked up in Wrangell by the U.S. Forest Service and sent to the center for rehab, she said.

The heron weighs just a little over two pounds, and likely fell out of the nest, Cedarleaf said Tuesday. There is nothing really wrong with the bird, ot...

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