In the winter of 1993, a freak storm hit Florida dumping over 2” of snow on the Panhandle and causing violent thunderstorms throughout the state. This terrible storm came to be known as the “Storm of the Century.” Windy and Stormy came to ARC with severe wing injuries and were unable to be released to the wild. As with most raptor species, males and females look alike, but it's quite easy to tell them apart. Windy, being the female, is a full third larger than Stormy!
Stormy is Windy's brother, and they share the same story. Since they were brother and sister, it was hoped that Windy and Stormy would be able to live together at the same facility. The Avian Reconditioning Center came to the rescue, and were able to house both eagles, rounding out the "Grounded Eagle Society", made up of Windy, Stormy, and Ike, our three flightless bald eagles. Stormy enjoys spending time in the eagle play yard taking baths in their pond.
As a young nestling, Isaiah suffered a break in his elbow that did not heal correctly, and left him with a crooked right wing. He was found abandoned on the ground and taken to a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for proper care. Ike was later transferred to ARC to join Windy and Stormy as an Education Ambassador.