3 eagles released back into wild

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. — Several bald eagles were released back into the wild Saturday after being rehabilitated at Raptor Education Group.

The three young eagles were released at VFW Park in Prairie Du Sac as part of the Bald Eagle Watching Days. The birds were supposed to be released back in January, but the event was postponed due to weather.

Marge Gibson, the founder of Raptor Education Group, said it’s important to have people see the eagles up close to really appreciate them.

“To see the little kids, you know they’re really special. They are going to be a part of the future of wildlife,” Gibson said.

A fourth adult eagle was not released because of fears that other wild eagles would be territorial.

Raptor Education Group is a non-profit dedicated to caring for injured or orphaned avian wildlife.