Bald eagle recovering after flying into window of Escambia County home

ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) — 94-year-old Escambia County resident Nedda Brazwell thought she had seen it all — until a juvenile female bald eagle flew into her window.

“I was just sitting here and I heard a bang. Of course, I can’t move so I didn’t know what was going on until they came in and told me,” Brazwell said.

Brazwell first assumed it was a hawk, but knew she needed to bring in the experts.

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Escambia County Animal Welfare officers arrived at the Bayou Chico home, realizing it was a bald eagle.

“A bald eagle just blows my mind!” Brazwell said.

Escambia County Animal Welfare Officer Johnathan Harrington and Lead Animal Welfare Officer Sgt. Merideth Roberson with an injured juvenile bald eagle they rescued from a residence. (Photo courtesy of Escambia County)
Escambia County Animal Welfare Officer Johnathan Harrington and Lead Animal Welfare Officer Sgt. Merideth Roberson with an injured juvenile bald eagle they rescued from a residence. (Photo courtesy of Escambia County)
An injured juvenile bald eagle at the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, where they hope to rehabilitate the bird and release her back into the wild. (Photo courtesy of Escambia County)
An injured juvenile bald eagle at the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, where they hope to rehabilitate the bird and release her back into the wild. (Photo courtesy of Escambia County)

The eagle had hit the window hard enough to leave an imprint and needed immediate care.

The eagle was transferred to the ­­Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida.

“I was excited when I found out it was a bald eagle but I was sick when they were afraid it might have broken its neck because I love animals so I was sick,” Brazwell said.

The Wildlife Sanctuary is working on rehab for the female bald eagle. Officials said her condition is improving. Their goal, getting her back into her natural habitat.

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