FOLLOWUP: Rescued West Seattle eagle may fly free soon

(February 25th photo by Kersti Muul)

Good news if you’ve been following the story of the ailing Bald Eagle rescued last month from Don Armeni Boat Ramp, where it had been hanging around on the ground, clearly ill or distressed: The PAWS Wildlife Center veterinarians who have been treating her for internal bleeding say she’s continuing to improve. PAWS spokesperson Laura Follis tells WSB that might mean they can release her soon:

The eagle was evaluated on Monday, March 8, and her blood values are continuing to improve. She was moved to our flight pen and is flying well. She is due for another veterinary check tomorrow with the hope that her blood values will be back to normal. If they are, we will be releasing her back to the wild that day.

She’s believed to be half of a resident pair nicknamed “Bey and Jay,” after the married musicians.

24 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Rescued West Seattle eagle may fly free soon"

  • Barb March 15, 2021 (5:34 pm)

    I am the original person who started the rescue process so I hope I get invited to the release.

    • Ws prayers March 16, 2021 (11:25 am)

      I sure hope u do too

    • Carol March 16, 2021 (11:36 am)

      Barb THANKSTHANKS for being compassionate I AM GRATEFUL. BLESSINGS AND LOVEYes hope you get invited to the release

    • Sunflower March 17, 2021 (8:48 am)

      Thank you Barb for helping this eagle πŸ™

  • Sunflower March 15, 2021 (5:51 pm)

    So good to hear, thanks for the update, and hoping for her release tomorrow!

    Has her mate been located since she went to PAWS? Is there hope for their reunion?

  • workdowntown March 15, 2021 (7:21 pm)

    Best news in a long time!

  • newnative March 15, 2021 (7:50 pm)


  • HS March 15, 2021 (8:38 pm)

    Good news!

  • Insertname March 15, 2021 (10:04 pm)

    This πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Sunflower March 16, 2021 (8:44 am)

    There was a solo eagle flying off lighthouse point earlier. Hoping it’s Jay, awaiting!

  • Douglas L. Johnson March 16, 2021 (9:05 am)

    Yes, we need to be given more good news like this!

  • Michael Ostrogorsky March 16, 2021 (11:45 am)

    Can WSB get confirmation that the bird will be released in the area she was found so she can reunite with her partner?

    • Kersti Muul March 16, 2021 (1:12 pm)

      I will confirm as I did the research that showed who she was.

  • Ann March 16, 2021 (1:23 pm)

    Love this good news! πŸ¦… 

  • Kersti Muul March 16, 2021 (3:22 pm)

    Bey is flying free ❀️

    • JW March 16, 2021 (6:25 pm)

      Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen. Would love an update on whether it appears she reunited with her mate. We live above Schmitz Park and have heard an eagle calling recently (unusual) and it was kind of breaking my heart, imagining it was her mate.

    • ACG March 16, 2021 (8:11 pm)

      Kersti-Thanks for the good news!  Just want to clarify- was she released here in WS so she can find her mate?  Thank you for working so hard to ID her  and Thank you to Barb for initiating the rescue!! Blessed to have you both in  the community!

      • WSB March 16, 2021 (8:30 pm)

        Kersti has all the inside scoop as the hands-on in-person expert and we too are grateful for all the info she shares. But FWIW, PAWS promised us info & pix will be available tomorrow, so I hope to have some kind of final followup.

        • Kersti Muul March 16, 2021 (11:36 pm)

          Yes released here in West Seattle.Tracy has a relationship with PAWS marketing personnel, etc and they should be the ones to share the story first with her, so she can update. I appreciate everyone’s caring and patience. 

    • Sunflower March 17, 2021 (8:53 am)

      Yay, wonderful news, thank you for your work and sharing Kersti!

      Can’t wait to hear more, and so hoping the pair reunite.

  • Railroaded March 16, 2021 (3:58 pm)

    That is the kind of news I love to hear!

  • Gerry Flaten March 16, 2021 (6:51 pm)

    Great news. Glad he survived. It was cool to see him so close. My great grandson was thrilled to see him. We new something was wrong and everyone stayed back. They are a special bird

    • Gerry Flaten March 16, 2021 (6:53 pm)

      Glad he is getting well. Good job. Great bird

  • Boinsted March 16, 2021 (9:59 pm)

    Love this! So excited for a reunion!! 

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