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Rescued D.C. Eagle Is Likely Celeb Birdie Grounded By Storm

The "stressed" bird has stabilized and officials believe it is one of those under constant "eagle cam" surveillance in southeast Washington, D.C.
A distressed bald eagle was found on the ground in Washington, D.C., and was thought to be one of the birds under "eagle cam" surveillance knocked down by a powerful storm. Source: Humane Animal Rescue Alliance

The grounded bald eagle found in Washington D.C.'s southeast neighborhood over the weekend has been dried off, given a guardedly good prognosis and sent to Delaware for rehab.

"It's probably one of the adults out of the nest near the Police Academy," said Wildlife Biologist Dan Rauch with the Department of Energy and Environment.

Rauch is referring to

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