Jon Smithers, photographer and friend of TRC, was able to photograph a USFWS (federal) band on a bald eagle with a nest that he had been observing. The bird is one that TRC banded as a nestling in 1998. It had fallen out of the nest (in Chaska) and had a broken pelvis. Since pelvic fractures heal best with "bed rest" and young chicks heal fractures at an amazing rate, TRC rebuilt the nest and returned it to its parents. With tincture of time, good feeding by its parents and a safer nest situation, it obviously thrived! This bird is now a successful adult as you can see from these pictures taken May 7 this year. Jon has a couple of videos on YouTube that he also filmed here (where you can see the bird's band) and here.