An injured bald eagle was recently rescued near Manawa.
According to Police Chief David Walker, a passerby reported at about 10 a.m. Aug. 28 that an eagle had hit a car and was injured.
Walker said that was the right action to take because bald eagles are a protected species.
The Manawa Police Department immediately notified state Department of Natural Resources conservation warden Kaitlin Kernosky, who has an office in Manawa.
After locating what she identified as a juvenile bald eagle, Kernosky took the injured bird to The Feather Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in New London.
The young eagle was turned over to bird of prey expert Pat Fisher, who has rehabilitated many birds.
Kernosky reported the following day that the juvenile bald eagle died from its injuries.
According to the DNR, the bald eagle is listed as a “special concern” in Wisconsin and is federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Special permits must be obtained from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service before “taking” or disturbing bald eagles.
The Bald and Golden Eagle Act prohibits anyone from taking, possessing or transporting any bald or golden eagle, or the parts, nests or eggs of such birds without prior authorization.