BANGOR — It turns out the sick bald eagle found sitting on a Bangor sidewalk last weekend was a mother.

An expert on Monday scaled nearly 100 feet up a tree to rescue two hungry but otherwise healthy eaglets, estimated to be about 6 weeks old.

The young eagles have been brought to Avian Haven in Freedom where they will be nursed and eventually reunited with their mother.

Meanwhile, mom appears to be doing much better.

Officials at Avian Haven tell WGME-TV that the adult – which has no physical injuries but appears to have lead and some other kind of toxin poisoning – is alert and standing on her own.

The goal is to one day release the eagle family back to the wild.