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Wedge Tailed Eagle Release, Richmond, May 2012

Craig Webb at Tasmania’s Wildlife & Raptor Refuge has done it again – yesterday a magnificent young Wedge Tailed Eagle was set free in Richmond, to the cheers of a group of school kids.

Wedge Tailed Eagle Release, Richmond, May 2012

Wedge Tailed Eagle Release, Richmond, May 2012

This eagle was taken to Craig after receiving a seriously injured wing after being intentionally shot. His recovery with Craig took around 14 months, but after some great signs of fitness recently Craig decided the time had come to set him free again.

Wedge Tailed Eagle Release, Richmond, May 2012

Wedge Tailed Eagle Release, Richmond, May 2012

A second chance for this young Wedge Tailed Eagle

The young eagle is now free to in his new home around the Coal Valley, and Craig deserves a big pat on the back for his efforts – good on you Craig.

Wedge Tailed Eagle Release, Richmond, May 2012

Wedge Tailed Eagle Release, Richmond, May 2012

The refuge produces a calendar each year which is a major source of income to support the vital conservation work that Craig undertakes. I am proud to be contributing many images to this calendar and urge all visitors to my website to purchase a copy (or two!) and support the refuge.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.