COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - The Raptor Education Foundation of Brighton is looking for two dozen volunteers to watch over a bald eagle's nest where a recently hatched eaglet is due to take its first wobbly flight dangerously close to E-470 in Commerce City.
"If it flies off to the west or the southwest, it's going to go right over the highway," said Peter Reshetniak, director of the Raptor Education Foundation. "And if it's a typical first flight, it could lead to disaster."
The nest is in a tree about 100 yards from the highway, on the southeast corner of the 120th Avenue exit on E-470.
Reshetniak said the baby eagle is due to fly between July 3-6, and he wants volunteers to ideally rotate in 24/7 shifts to watch which direction the hatchling goes.