TWO wedge-tailed eagles who were blown out of the nests earlier in the year were released at Newbridge after being nursed back to health.
The pair of eagles were rescued by the Wildlife Rescue Emergency Service and have been recovering from their injuries since.
WRES president Neil Morgan said one eagle suffered two broken ribs while the other had severe bruising and soft-tissue damage.
"They would have been about five or six months old when we got them in," he said. "The height of the tree (the fell from) was massive and there were a lot of branches on the way down. It (happened) back when we had those 80 to 90 mile an hour winds. Those strong winds went straight through and took them out of the nest. They could walk okay but couldn't fly because of the damage in their ribs.
"Once the injuries started to subside, the bruising and swelling went down and more and more they were wanting to fly by their own accord. After few a months, they were flying to the of their top perch (in the aviary), getting exercise and building strength."
Four months after he took them in, Mr Morgan released the eagles back into the wild. he said they were both very eager to get going.
"They took off really well," he said. "You feel pretty privileged to be able to do what we do. They're one of Australia's best-known birds and we get very excited about getting them in and being able to release them. It's very rewarding."
The release also acted as a dedication to two of Mr Morgan's friends who passed away from cancer recently.
To report injured wildlife call WRES on 0427 301 401.