Surviving Jordan Lake eaglet being cared for in Raleigh - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Surviving Jordan Lake eaglet being cared for in Raleigh

Posted: Updated:
(Jonathan Carlson/WNCN) (Jonathan Carlson/WNCN)
(Jonathan Carlson/WNCN) (Jonathan Carlson/WNCN)
PITTSBORO, N.C. -

A bald eaglet was killed and another seriously injured when Thursday’s storms swept across their nest at Jordan Lake.

A live camera, the Jordan Lake EagleCam, captured what happened. The two babies slid off the nest, dropping 60 feet to the ground. Unable to fly, they hit the surface like a falling rock.

The surviving eaglet was taken to a local raptor rescue service, where she was being cared for Friday night. If she survives, she will be taken to a raptor center in Charlotte for more rehab.

"She's not able to fly," said veterinarian Rebekah Boan. "We're going to keep her until she is stable enough to be transferred to Carolina Raptor Center."

The EagleCam has been highly popular with people with its amazing images of the inside of the eagles’ nest.

Live video on Friday afternoon showed the empty nest, which was damaged. The mother has not been located. And its unclear if the surviving eaglet will be able to be reunited with its mother.


Copyright 2014 WNCN. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Work underway on Durham civil rights mural

    Work underway on Durham civil rights mural

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:19:26 GMT
    A mural on Morris Street includes more than 30 portraits of activists and people closely tied to Durham's civil rights history.A mural on Morris Street includes more than 30 portraits of activists and people closely tied to Durham's civil rights history.
    Durham's civil rights history is going on display on the side of a building.
    Durham's civil rights history is going on display on the side of a building.
  • Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

    Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting in downtown

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:00:14 GMT
    Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.Raleigh Police on the scene of a shooting on West South Street.
    Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
    Raleigh Police are investigating a shooting on West South Street near Dawson Street in downtown Wednesday morning.
  • Missing FL teen may be in NC

    Missing FL teen may be in NC

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:22:04 GMT
    Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida. Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing by the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in Florida.
    The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
    The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.