Bald eagle chicks released into the wild in Tyngsborough

TYNGSBOROUGH -- The time had arrived. A pair of 12-week-old bald eagle chicks, found forlorn a month earlier, were ready to return to the wild.

The first chick, uninjured despite his fall from a nest in May, swiftly took flight Wednesday, vanishing into the sky. But the second, which had suffered a broken pelvis after falling about 50 feet from the nest, proved more apprehensive.

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