WINGS OF WONDER
Rebecca Lessard of Wings of Wonder kneels to give the family of Josef Sisco a closer look at a juvenile bald eagle before releasing it back into the wild on Monday morning. Sisco's family and friends gathered for the release in memory of the 16 year-old Lake Leelanau resident who died in December. The female bird, nearly a year old, was found near Marquette suffering from what was believed to be West Nile Virus. Lessard rehabilitated the raptor for over 4 months before releasing it outside Glen Lake Schools in Maple City, then later at Inspiration Point overlooking Glen Lake when the bird didn't fly to a perch high enough to take off again.