MILPITAS, Calif. - An eaglet fell from its nest Sunday morning near Curtner School in Milpitas. And bird lovers are trying to figure out how to save it from being eaten before it is old enough to fly away.
Cindy Maxwell is among several concerned residents who was trying to contact the proper authorities to help the fallen bird.
But councilwoman Marsha Grilli said that experts with Silicon Valley Wildlife inspected the situation and said the bird should be left alone. The eagle will likely be strong enough to fly in a week to 10 days, the experts told Grilli. Until then, the fire department erected a mesh fence around it to try to keep it safe. What it will eat is unclear. Its mother was not feeding it, Grilli said, but that might be because there are several onlookers who might be making the pair uncomfortable.
Last January, two adult bald eagles were spotted living by the elementary school. Grilli said that as far as she knows, this is the couple’s third baby eagle. One was born last year and the fallen eagle has a sibling still in the next.
Officials say there are about 317 eagle nesting sites around the states and 20 actives ones have been identified in the Bay Area.