A Wedge-tailed eagle rescued from an Upper Rollands Plains dairy farm has good prospects of recovery.
FAWNA's Meredith Ryan says the health female eagle had lost several wing and tail feathers and was unable to fly.
The healthy female weighed in at just over 3kg during a check at Wauchope Vets.
"We initially received a call from the dairy farming late on Tuesday that indicated they had seen an eagle on their property that was unable to fly," she said.
"Unfortunately it was too late to contemplate chasing an eagle through a paddock so my husband, Andrew, and I went up first thing Wednesday morning.
"We were able to catch the eagle before transferring it to a box for transport.
"Wauchope Vets were marvellous and were able to see her on the way home.
"She weighed in at just over 3kg, which is quite healthy.
"During an x-ray we discovered there were no breaks, however half her tail feathers on the right hand side of her wedge are missing along with several of her right hand side wing feathers.
"They are either missing or broken, which renders her unable to fly."
The eagle is a likely to spend a long period of time in rehabilitation with the animal rescue and care organisation.
"Fortunately, their feathers do grow back," she added.
Their natural diet includes reptiles, birds, mammals and carrion.
Mrs Ryan said she is considering looking for fresh road kill to help feed the eagle.
"We do not get a lot of call outs for birds of prey but we are equipped to handle all animals," she said.
Meanwhile the organisation has been kept busy rescuing little red Flying-foxes from the fence line at the Port Macquarie Airport.
The FAWNA team will be in Coffs Harbour on December 5 for training on the new code of practice for rehabilitation of sea turtles and sea snakes.
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