As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Eagle being treated at Roseville bird clinic for lead poisoning

ROSEVILLE, CA - A golden eagle suffering from lead poisoning is being nursed back to health.

It was found on the ground in Colusa County near East Park Reservoir. A local wildlife rehab group brought the eagle into the Bird and Pet Clinic in Roseville this week with levels of lead that were off-the-chart. A big concern was whether the bird would survive and recover from the lead poisoning.

The eagle is paralyzed and can't use her feet or her talons; it'll take a month before the eagle may be able to stand. She also has some paralysis of her tongue. The eagle also has kidney problems.

But, after nearly a week at the clinic, the eagle has a good appetite again and is being treated with medicine twice a day.

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