We stopped waiting for the mechanic and headed to the Raptor Center here in Sitka. eagles have been taken off the endangered list, there are now 100,000 eagles in North American, 50,000 in Alaska and 25,000 in S.E. Alaska. (We think half of that is in the parking lot here in the marina.)
The center receives injured birds of pray and hopes to set them free again after rehabilitation. It was an interesting program, well worth the visit.