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Injured bald eagle's condition improving

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Posted at 2:48 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2019-02-04 09:32:57-05

SANIBEL, Fla. -- Veterinarians at the CROW wildlife clinic say that injured bald eagle E8 is recovering from a leg injury suffered earlier this month near its North Fort Myers nest.

The eagle's condition has been upgraded from critical to fair, and the bird is beginning to eat on its own at times.

E8 is described as bright and alert, but still spends a lot of time lying down.  Its blood work has returned to normal.

The nearly 4-month-old bird, a resident of the popular Southwest Florida Eagle Cam nest, was found with a leg injury 12 days ago.  It is believed an owl attacked caused the injury.  Since then, he has been recovering at CROW while being closely monitored by staff.

E8's sibling E7 remains in the nest with parents Harriet and M15, and continues developing skills and flying ability.