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Eagles UpdateDuring a late afternoon storm on May 21st the eagle nest located on the property of Brown County Rural Water along US 52 fell along with part of the tree that it was in. The 3 eaglets were found alive.  One was able to stand and perch so it was put back on a branch for the parents to take care of.  The other two have been taken to the Glen Helen Raptor Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio to recover.  When they are healthy they will be returned to the parents according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

May 25th update.
 
The 3rd eaglet has now also been taken to the Raptor Center.  It was not holding it's head up when checked.  All 3 eaglets have multiple fractures and are on IV's.

June 4th update

One of the eaglets was euthanized. The eaglet had a fractured vertebra, hip and pelvis and was not making any progress.  The 2nd eaglet had surgery for a  fractured wing.  It also has a dislocated shoulder and joint.  The 3rd eaglet was returned to Brown County Rural Water for the parents to take care of.

August 13th update

The 3rd eaglet that was returned in June was removed a few days later due to a broken wing.    The eaglet has been at the Glen Helen Raptor Center until August 6th when if was returned to Brown County Rural Water.  When released the eaglet flew to within 30 fett of where the nest had been and climbed up on a broken limb.  The adults were not seen that day.  The next day when the welfare of the eaglet was checked it had move near a tree where the adults were.  The adults will have to feed the eaglet.  If this eaglet survives it will be the 13th to have fledged successfully since they began nesting at Brown County Rural Water in 2005.

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On Tuesday September 1, 2009 a new marketing video was filmed to promote the rich heritage, events and life style in Brown County to visitors. The video was produced by Ohio News Network and was featured in a brand new weekly magazine show, Ohio & Company. Veteran TV personality and host Eve Mueller showcases home, style, arts and living. Watch Video