Bald eagle recovering; return to wild uncertain

A wounded bald eagle that nearly died Monday is recovering at the Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center in Sequim.

The eagle is getting loud and ornery when people approach, which is a good sign, Center Director Jaye Moore said.

According to the wildlife center, it’s unclear whether the eagle will recover sufficiently to be able to return to the wild.

It was shot in the left wing and found floundering on the ground near Beaver, about 10 miles north of Forks. The bird has been in the center’s care since Dec. 15.