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  • Bald eagle stuck in storm drain lead to Florida road closure

    11/10/2016 4:33:10 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    WHIO ^ | 10 Nov 2016
    Portions of a road in Orlando, Florida, have been shut down in after an eagle became stuck in a storm drain... About 25 minutes into the rescue attempt, the eagle appearing to protect the trapped bird became agitated as a rescurer came too close and few away. The trapped eagle fell into the drain as it attempted to get away. After about an hour into the process, workers were able to rescue the bird that fell into the drain after removing part of the structure.
  • Bald Eagle Rescued From Car Grille After Matthew Passes

    10/10/2016 7:55:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun October 9, 2016 | Andreas Preuss
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew's path through Florida, it may have been the oddest call to 911 operators: a bald eagle had gotten stuck in the grille of a car. A posting on the Clay County Sheriff's Office Facebook page Saturday reported the odd emergency request from a driver in the area near Jacksonville. Pictures showed the national bird of the United States stuck in the precarious position. Clay County officials said the bird was pulled out and turned over to an organization in nearby Talbot Island, Florida, called B.E.A.K.S. -- Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Santuary.
  • I am Smiling!

    07/04/2016 2:03:40 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 12 replies
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  • Conowingo Dam Bald Eagles

    04/01/2016 3:53:40 PM PDT · by XEHRpa · 15 replies
    Vimeo user-posted video ^ | January 2016 | Mike Lemery
    Share This film was a Finalist for the Nat Geo Wild to Inspire competition and screened at The Sun Valley Film Fest. One of four finalists of 350 entries. For more info email or go to “Conowingo Dam Bald Eagles” shows the resurgence of the bald eagle population at the Conowingo Dam in Maryland, where hundreds of bald eagles fiercely fight for the stunned fish that make it through the dam’s turbines.
  • Donald Trump Holds a Real Bald Eagle Named Uncle Sam in His Office for Photo Shoot

    08/21/2015 4:27:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies ^ | 20 August 2015 | JOSH GARDNER
    Another day, another Donald Trump interview: only this time the country's favorite Republican presidential hopeful was in the fitting company of an all-American bald eagle. The Donald posed for a TIME photo shoot in his Manhattan office overlooking Central Park on Tuesday alongside a captive bird of prey named Uncle Sam. And while the wild raptor proved difficult to keep in line, photographer Martin Schoeller admits Trump and his signature 'blue steel' gaze remained unchanged in every single frame.
  • Federal court throws out scheme allowing windmills to kill bald and golden eagles for the next

    08/13/2015 9:57:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 8/13/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    At last, a federal court has taken a move to limit the slaughter of our national symbol, otherwise protected by law, in the headlong rush to produce expensive, unreliable wind power, based on the unproven theory that carbon dioxide emissions lead to global warming, or climate change, or something really, really bad, sometime in the future, even if not right now.
  • Sea gull challenges bald eagle for the life of second gull

    07/16/2015 4:57:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | July 15, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    VALDEZ, Alaska, - A photo shared by the U.S. Department of Interior shows a brave sea gull attempting to take on a bald eagle that had another sea gull trapped in its talons. The Department of Interior, which shared the photo on Facebook, said photographer David Canales witnessed the struggle while kayaking on Prince William Sound in Alaska. The department said the "epic aerial battle" came to an end when the sea gull gave up on trying to save its friend and the eagle flew off with its prey. Canales posted a second photo on his Facebook account that appears...
  • Awesome photos of a bald eagle under snow...

    03/06/2015 7:26:18 AM PST · by tanuki · 28 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 03/06/15 | Twitchy Staff
    America, defined!
  • Rare sighting in the Suburbs- Our National Bird

    01/13/2015 8:07:59 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 35 replies
    Personal ^ | 12/13/2015 | Self/Friend
    Good Morning!This Pic was sent to Me from My Bestest Friend in Denton, TX yesterday. He took it at the Water Plant. Two Bald Eagles by the Basins. There are Bald Eagles that live on Lake Buchanan, 230 (+/-) miles South & West and there are Guided Bald Eagle Boat Tours there I have been on 25+ years ago and saw 15+ of them in a few hours.But I would never expect to see any by Denton- just North of DFW.Anyway I figured this was too Awesome and Cool to not share. Hey George?What Mable?Did you know that the Turkey...
  • Bald eagle fends off raccoon from nest

    02/28/2014 6:42:36 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    WTAE ^ | February 27, 2014
    PITTSBURGH —A female bald eagle defended her nest and the three eggs inside it from an intruding raccoon late Wednesday night. PixController, which is providing a live-stream camera of the nest, captured the close call near the Monongahela River in Hays. (Mobile users: Click here to watch the video) The video showed the eagle being startled by the raccoon before she sprung up and spread her wings. After only a few seconds, the raccoon fled the nest and the mother settled back down. It's not believed any of the three eggs inside were harmed. The 5 1/2-year-old female laid the...
  • I saw an amazing sight this morning.

    12/22/2013 12:10:02 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 81 replies
    12/22/'13 | Self
    On the way back from the store this morning, I saw a fully grown, wild bald eagle sitting in the middle of a field near where I used to live. This is absolutely the very first wild bald eagle I have ever seen in my life (I saw a captive one at school once). Unfortunately I didn't have a camera, but . . . wow! You know, sometimes when everything is going to pot and I'm tempted to just give up, something like this happens. It's a reminder that however totalitarian the left becomes, they can't control or social-engineer nature....
  • President Obama Will Sacrifice Bald Eagles To Fight Global Warming

    12/17/2013 12:11:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/14/13 | James M. Taylor
    The Obama administration announced last Friday that it will grant industrial wind farm operators 30-year permits to kill legally protected bald eagles and golden eagles without fear of legal repercussions. U.S. wind turbines already kill 1.4 million birds and bats each year, including many endangered, threatened and protected species such as California condors, bald eagles and Indiana bats. The Obama administration claims this annual bird and bat slaughter is necessary to fight global warming. Sources very close to the President have leaked to me the text of the following presidential speech on the topic, which President Obama will deliver later...
  • Sigh: Indiana man faces possible jail time for nursing bald eagle back to health

    06/20/2013 8:14:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    Fighting to save Freedom can be fraught with danger, and not just from the IRS: Local officers seized a bald eagle from the home of Greencastle, Indiana man, Jeffrey Henry and charged him with unlawful possession of the bird. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) received an anonymous tip that Henry was keeping the eagle in his apartment, an action punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Bald eagles have been federally protected since 1940 when Congress recognized the need to guard the species’ diminishing population. The “Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act” prohibits hunting,...
  • Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time

    06/19/2013 7:34:22 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 19, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Man Rescues Bald Eagle, Could Face Jail Time An Indiana man was charged this week with the unlawful possession of a bald eagle, which the man says he cared for and rescued from the mud pit in which it was trapped. The former Department of Natural Resources employee, Jeffrey Henry, could face up to 60 days of jail time and a $500 fine as part of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Yahoo reports: As reported by WISH News 8, Henry had the bird in his home for 11 hours after several weeks of caring for the sick animal...
  • Reward in slaying of 4 bald eagles up to $14,000

    01/18/2013 7:46:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | January 18, 2013 | AP
    The reward for information to help convict the person who killed four eagles near Granite Falls is now nearly $14,000. The Stillaguamish Tribe, Humane Society of the United States and Conservation Northwest are offering money to help state Fish and Wildlife investigators. The dead birds were found Jan. 9 floating in a lake and were apparently shot.
  • IRS wants $29 million in estate taxes for bald-eagle sculpture that … can’t legally be sold

    07/24/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2012 | AllahPundit
    That's one way to increase tax revenue from the rich. If you can't get Congress to pass the Buffett Rule, why not just start taxing phantom income instead?They want their money, even if you don't get yours. The object under discussion is “Canyon,” a masterwork of 20th-century art created by Robert Rauschenberg that Sonnabend’s children inherited when she died in 2007.Because the work, a sculptural combine, includes a stuffed bald eagle, a bird under federal protection, the heirs would be committing a felony if they ever tried to sell it. So their appraisers have valued the work at zero. But...
  • Value: $0, Taxes: $40 Million

    07/24/2012 12:37:23 AM PDT · by Altariel · 43 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | July 22, 2012 | John Steele Gordon
    This week’s winner of the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up contest is undoubtedly a front-page story in this morning’s New York Times. When New York art dealer Ileana Sonnabend died in 2007, she left her children a fabulous collection of modern art valued at $1 billion. Her children have already paid $471 million in estate taxes on the collection, being forced to sell off most of it to meet the bill. (This is a beautiful example, by the way, of why estate taxes should be abolished and replaced with a capital gains tax on inherited assets—the collection, an artistic whole in itself, had to be...
  • Value: $0, Taxes: $40 Million

    07/23/2012 5:15:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7-23-12 | John Steele Gordon
    This week’s winner of the you-can’t-make-this-stuff-up contest is undoubtedly a front-page story in this morning’s New York Times. When New York art dealer Ileana Sonnabend died in 2007, she left her children a fabulous collection of modern art valued at $1 billion. Her children have already paid $471 million in estate taxes on the collection, being forced to sell off most of it to meet the bill. (This is a beautiful example, by the way, of why estate taxes should be abolished and replaced with a capital gains tax on inherited assets—the collection, an artistic whole in itself, had to...
  • Obama’s War on Bald Eagles

    05/14/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 14, 2012 | The Washinton Free Beacon Staff
    Obama administration proposes loosening rules against 'programmatic' killing of bald eagles. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is proposing to loosen regulations prohibiting the killing of bald eagles for the benefit of renewable energy companies.The Heritage Foundation’s blog “The Foundry” reports on the latest instance of the Obama administration’s war on wildlife: A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year permits allowing them to kill bald eagles in the course of other legal activities. The length of those permits would be a six-fold increase over the five-year window allowed under current law.The USFWS explains...
  • Interior Looks to Expand Permits for Killing Bald Eagles to Accommodate Wind Energy

    05/14/2012 8:25:54 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 28 replies
    Heritage/The Foundry ^ | May 9, 2012 | Lachlan Markay
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a division of the Interior Department, is considering loosening regulations on the killing of bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, to accommodate the development of wind energy sources. A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year permits allowing them to kill bald eagles in the course of other legal activities. The length of those permits would be a six-fold increase over the five-year window allowed under current law. The USFWS explains at We have reviewed applications from proponents of renewable energy projects, such as...
  • Native American tribe given permit to kill bald eagles (for religious purposes)

    03/14/2012 8:05:37 AM PDT · by opentalk · 55 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | March 14, 2012 | Associated Press
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe in Wyoming to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes. The agency's decision comes after the Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a federal lawsuit last year contending the refusal to issue such permits violates tribal members' religious freedom. Although thousands of American Indians apply for eagle feathers and carcasses from a federal repository, permits allowing the killing of bald eagles are exceedingly rare, according to both tribal and legal experts on the matter.
  • Bald eagle shot in coastal Mississippi; $2,500 reward posted for information

    06/28/2011 1:51:02 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 16 replies
    PEARLINGTON, Miss. -- The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has posted a reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for shooting a bald eagle during the last week of March, possibly the 25th -27th) in Pearlington, Miss., about 40 miles northeast of New Orleans. The shooting may have occurred while the eagle was perched in a tree. Passersby found the wounded eagle and took it to the Pet Haven Veterinary Hospital for surgery. If the eagle recovers, it will be released back into the wild. Shooting an eagle is a violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle...
  • Amtrak train kills bald eagle eating dead deer on tracks near Aberdeen

    02/04/2011 11:34:00 AM PST · by speciallybland · 87 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 02/04/2011 | The Associated Press
    A bald eagle was killed by a train Thursday morning while enjoying breakfast on a stretch of tracks near Abderdeen, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Craig Koppie, an eagle coordinator with the federal agency, said the rare encounter happened in a flash. The bird was eating a deer carcass about 8:30 a.m. as an Amtrak train headed to Washington approached. An engineer spotted the bird and blasted his horn, but the eagle took off too slowly and was hit.
  • LIVECAM: Two Harbors Bald Eagle Nest, Santa Catalina Island, California

    05/11/2010 4:00:30 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 8 replies · 609+ views
    Eagle Live Cam - UStream Live ^ | 5-10-10 | joinedafterattack
    Ok, see this for a rest from Obama and Pelosi. Do a little California Mellowing out with nature. Mom Eagle comes back and forth feeding the two young birds.
  • TN Family Visits Shot Eagle They Rescued, Now Cared for by American Eagle Foundation at Dollywood

    11/25/2009 8:52:02 AM PST · by Military family member · 2 replies · 470+ views
    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An American Bald Eagle shot in Tennessee earlier this year has a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving - it's flying again. But so does the family who rescued it. In late March 2009, the immature female eagle suffered multiple wounds from a shotgun and was found and rescued by the Hornsby family in the Cumberland County area of Tennessee (Daysville). Both the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were notified by Cheryl Hornsby that she and her husband Jeff and son Jacob had found an injured eagle in their yard that...
  • Drivers avoid geese falling from the sky

    03/08/2009 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | March 8, 2009 | Mark Nale
    BALD EAGLE — Last Friday morning, many commuters on their way to State College observed a strange event. During the thundershower on Feb. 27, some unseen force knocked a flock of Canada geese from the air near the Bald Eagle exit of Interstate 99 in Blair County. Richard Bishop of Tyrone witnessed the last few geese fall. “I was just coming under the underpass after exiting from I-99,” Bishop said. “We were on our way to Ohio when I saw this blur of something dropping from the sky. When we got closer, there were dead geese all over the road...
  • Bald Eagle Nest & Rattlesnake

    11/29/2008 5:22:10 AM PST · by dmathew1 · 24 replies · 1,202+ views
    My camera ^ | 11-28-08 | David
    Hello Everyone, I happened to see a bald eagle's nest and rattlesnake yesterday, a very positive sight as it reveals that the bald eagles are recovering. You can see them here:
  • Court orders American Indian to trial for shooting eagle

    05/11/2008 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies · 125+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2008 | Ben Neary
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - An American Indian who shot a bald eagle for use in a tribal religious ceremony must stand trial, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Thursday reversed a 2006 lower court ruling that dismissed a criminal charge against Winslow Friday, a Northern Arapaho Indian who has acknowledged shooting a bald eagle in 2005 during the tribe's Sun Dance. In dismissing the charge, U.S. District Judge William Downes of Wyoming said the federal government has shown "callous indifference" to American Indian religious beliefs. Eagle feathers are...
  • The Gorgeous and Spectacular Photo of the Day: Bald Eagle, Our National Bird, Arriving at Home!

    08/20/2007 1:39:05 PM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 15 replies · 1,641+ views ^ | United States Fish and Wildlife Service
    Bald eagle prepares to land on the nest, Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA. Via: , Photo #1: 3500 x 2405 pixels (large), 2048 x 1408 pixels (medium, the above photo).
  • Bald eagle to be removed from endangered list

    06/28/2007 8:24:01 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | June 27, 2007 | Tom Meersman,
    The bald eagle, America's national symbol since 1782, is expected to be removed from the federal list of the most threatened animals today in what many are calling the greatest conservation success story in U.S. history. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne has scheduled a news conference about the eagles' status for this morning at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington.
  • Bald eagle nest found in Philadelphia (First Time in 200 Years!)

    03/19/2007 8:07:16 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 27 replies · 924+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 3/18/2007 | n/a
    Bald eagle nest found in Phila.PHILADELPHIA - Wildlife authorities have found the first bald eagle nest in the city in more than 200 years and hope the occupants will produce offspring, state officials said. The nest "demonstrates the resilience of this species and its apparent growing tolerance to human activity," said Dan Brauning, a supervisor with the state Game Commission, in a statement Friday. Officials are not disclosing the nest's exact location, to avoid disturbing it, but it is being closely monitored, the commission said. "We don't know if the nest will result in the pair successfully breeding and laying...
  • Man says eagle shooting was religious

    01/29/2007 11:59:21 AM PST · by JZelle · 38 replies · 2,204+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-29-07 | UPI
    An American Indian man who shot a bald eagle on a Wyoming Indian reservation has been charged under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Winslow Friday, who says he shot the bird for use in a Northern Arapaho Indian religious ceremony, could face a $100,000 fine and up to a year in prison if convicted, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday. Friday, an oil-field worker, argues that the shooting should be protected his religious freedom.
  • Bald Eagle to Be Taken Off Endangered List

    12/25/2006 5:09:37 PM PST · by digger48 · 55 replies · 1,425+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec. 25, 2006 | Peter Slevin
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Seven years after the U.S. government moved to take the bald eagle off the endangered species list, the Bush administration intends to complete the step by February, prodded by a frustrated libertarian property owner in Minnesota. The delisting, supported by mainstream environmental groups, would represent a formal declaration that the eagle population has sufficiently rebounded, increasing more than 15-fold since its 1963 nadir to more than 7,000 nesting pairs. Bald eagles, like this one shown hunting for fish along Missouri's Wappapello Lake, have rebounded to more than 7,000 nesting pairs after their numbers fell dangerously low. (By Paul...
  • Nesting Bald Eagles Live Video Stream

    04/06/2006 10:28:15 AM PDT · by headsonpikes · 14 replies · 822+ views
    Hancock House ^ | April 6, 2006 | Hancock House
    This is an astonishing webcam on Hornby Island, BC.
  • Bald eagles living the good life in North Jersey

    03/08/2006 10:20:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 53 replies · 1,380+ views ^ | 03.05.06 | RICHARD COWEN
    The bald eagle, the national bird which only a few decades ago appeared headed for extinction in the continental United States, is soaring once again.  A 40-year campaign to rescue the bald eagle from the deadly clutches of chemical poisoning has been, by all accounts, a remarkable success. The majestic bird had all but disappeared from the lower 48 states in the mid-1960s but is now flourishing -- so much so that the federal government is considering removing the bald eagle from its list of endangered species.Nowhere has that comeback been more dramatic than in New Jersey. The annual mid-winter...
  • Is this good news? The American Bald Eagle coming off endangered species list!

    02/14/2006 7:00:29 AM PST · by edcoil · 69 replies · 970+ views
    14 Feb 2006 | Edcoil
    Happy Valentines Day - I heard our national symbol The American Bald Eagle is to be soaring again. Is this a great omen?
  • Bald Eagle Pictures

    12/05/2005 3:17:06 PM PST · by michwm · 6 replies · 982+ views
    1000 Pictures Website ^ | 12-05-2005 | Me
    Just passing this along for some distraction and encouragement. SEMPER FI
  • Thriving Bald Eagles May Lose Protection [Pennsylvania]

    06/18/2005 6:38:16 PM PDT · by Brian328i · 26 replies · 831+ views [AP] ^ | Jun 17, 10:50 PM (ET) | MARK SCOLFORO
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The population of bald eagles has rebounded so dramatically in Pennsylvania that the species may soon be moved off the state's endangered list and accorded the less serious status of a threatened species. The state was down to three nesting pairs by 1980, all in Crawford County, but the nesting population currently numbers at least 92 pairs and their range extends to about one-third of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The Pennsylvania Game Commission will consider the change of status later this month, along with proposals to add two birds to the endangered list and move three from...
  • Live EagleCam

    05/10/2005 11:10:38 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 16 replies · 562+ views
    This cam only allows 10 minutes for viewing at a time. Worth bookmarking and coming back to if you can't get a view now. Live Cam So far, I've seen one adult eagle and one eaglet. Hope you enjoy!
  • American Bald Eagles Have "Rights" (MUST-READ FOR PRO-LIFERS!! WARNING-GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

    02/12/2005 9:47:53 AM PST · by UpHereEh · 28 replies · 2,425+ views
    Did some reading about protecting our Canadian wildlife, by which I don't mean the annual "Gay Pride" parade along English Bay in Vancouver. No, that wildlife festival has very little to do with 'the birds and the bees' -- and I couldn't mean that more literally. That wildlife parade is designed to promote homosexuality and force social acceptance of their gay and lesbian lifestyle. Gay men barely dressed in G-strings and bras upon festively decorated parade floats dance lewdly with each other and wildly thrust their barely covered testicles -- at child's-eye level -- back and forth to unsuspecting little...
  • Bald eagles found slaughtered in B.C.

    02/04/2005 11:18:40 AM PST · by Abathar · 42 replies · 1,027+ views
    Cnews ^ | February 3, 2005 | AMY CARMICHAEL
    VANCOUVER (CP) - A flash of white feathers lured Julie Bryson-McElwee's dog into the bush. She followed when he didn't come back. A dead bald eagle lay on the forest floor. Lunging to keep her pet away from the carcass, Bryson-McElwee stumbled on Wednesday across a shallow grave, piled with 14 of the protected species. The legs and tail feathers had been cut off, possibly for sale on the black market. "It's just sickening," Bryson-McElwee said in a telephone interview on Thursday. "Whoever did this had a real operation going, there were garbage bags all around the grave and in...
  • Woman stumbles upon mutilated birds (Bald Eagles)

    02/04/2005 6:02:47 AM PST · by Kennesaw · 6 replies · 589+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | February 4, 2005 | JANE ARMSTRONG AND MARK HUME
    Woman stumbles upon mutilated birds Who is killing B.C.'s bald eagles? Awful discovery sparks anger By JANE ARMSTRONG AND MARK HUME Friday, February 4, 2005 - Page A1 VANCOUVER -- The mysterious discovery of more than two dozen mutilated bald eagles in the woods of North Vancouver has sparked revulsion and anger on the West Coast, which has been plagued by poaching for years. "You just got this horrible, horrible feeling like you're walking into a crime scene," said Julie Bryson-McElwee, who discovered the dead birds Wednesday afternoon while walking her dog. The grim discovery sparked disgust among animal lovers...
  • Put 'Em in a Tree Museum (Quindlen Barf)

    08/17/2004 3:53:27 PM PDT · by GunRunner · 12 replies · 516+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 8/23/2004 | Anna Quindlen
    Aug. 23 issue - Seeing a bald eagle in one of your trees is like running into a movie star on the street. After years of viewing two-dimensional images, there's a conspicuous shock in encountering the thing in the flesh, looking just like its pictures. Or like the back of a quarter. Majestic white head, curved beak, a wingspan to die for: yep, that's the national bird eating one of those trout bought and paid for at the hatchery. It's so thrilling you want to ask for an autograph, perhaps a scrawled "E Pluribus Unum." advertisement The slow but sure...
  • Bush official: Bald eagle will be off threatened list this year

    05/15/2004 8:11:02 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies · 294+ views
    Herald Tribune .com ^ | 5/15/04 | DON THOMPSON
    Bush official: Bald eagle will be off threatened list this year Last modified: May 15, 2004 6:28PM By DON THOMPSON Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO -- The American bald eagle - the national symbol whose decline helped spur the Endangered Species Act and a ban on the pesticide DDT - will be off the threatened species list this year, a top Bush administration official promised Saturday. Craig Manson, the administration's point man on the Endangered Species Act, agreed with a leading environmental group which said it's time to concentrate recovery efforts on other, more needy species. The Interior Department will outline...
  • Bald eagles find hibernating bear in their nest

    03/16/2004 2:42:20 PM PST · by July 4th · 31 replies · 1,474+ views
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 16 March 2004 | Meg Jones
    Somewhere on the sprawling Chippewa Flowage in northern Wisconsin there's a pair of bald eagles that are mad as hell. A furry surprise awaited a pair of bald eagles when they returned to their nest at the top of a 45-foot aspen on the Chippewa Flowage. Bears usually prefer to hibernate in caves, hollow trees or culverts. It's just about time to lay eggs in their huge 4-foot-wide nest at the top of a 45-foot aspen. The nest is made of twigs, grass and moss and took them weeks to build. The only problem - there's a bear slumbering peacefully...

    10/02/2003 6:41:59 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 43 replies · 296+ views
    AP ^ | October 2, 2003
    <p>A dead bald eagle with a bullet wound was found behind a shopping center Monday. Authorities said the male bird, believed to be about 3 years old, was probably shot elsewhere Sunday or Monday, but then left in Pennsville.</p> <p>U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department Special Agent Dorothy Manera said the eagle was believed to have nested in rural Salem County.</p>