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Photo Gallery | Bald eagles released back to wild

Live owls, falcons, eagles seen in 'Birds of Prey'    

Four rehabilitated eagles were released Saturday by the Wisconsin River during Sauk Prairie's 26th annual Bald Eagle Watching Days.

Marge Gibson of the Raptor Education Group released the eagles as a group of spectators watched the rare birds fly back into the wild.

The Raptor Education Group, a nonprofit, cares for injured or orphaned birds and educates the public about wildlife issues.

Another event during the Bald Eagle Days program was a Live Birds of Prey Show that took place Friday at the River Arts Center. A University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine Raptor Center said his organization took in 117 injured bald eagles in 2012.

Mike Billington, an interpretive naturalist with the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medicine Raptor Center, shared information about birds of prey. The Raptor Center also had several birds were on hand for the crowd to view.

Photos courtesy of Brian Allen.

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