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  • Fisherman Causes Bald Eagle Feeding Frenzy

    03/10/2017 4:40:58 PM PST · by Twotone · 29 replies
    1funny ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Jesse Peck
    Jessie Peck has many bald eagle friends when he walks out on the deck of this fishing boat in Dutch Harbor, Alaska with a pan full of fresh fish. At first you see a few eagles on deck then the camera pans around and WOW! There must be a hundred of them perched all over the boat and flying above. As an added bonus we hear the music Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd playing. For all of us bald eagle fans it just doesnt get much better than this!! Wouldnt you love to be there in person?
  • Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

    12/14/2016 11:51:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 129 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12//14/16 | Matthew Daly - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of...
  • Feds propose changes to allow more bald eagle deaths

    07/03/2016 8:04:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    9news.com | July 2, 2016 | Nelson Garcia,
    Link only due to copyright agreement.
  • How to suggest names for two baby bald eagles at National Arboretum

    03/29/2016 7:38:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2016 | Dana Hedgpeth
    Under a social media campaign dubbed Name the Nestlings, the public is invited to submit names via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Two final names will be selected by officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, wildlife experts and other groups. An announcement of the names will be made April 26 at a public event at the arboretum. To participate in the naming contest, people are encouraged to use the hashtags #dceaglecam and #namethenestlings and suggest two names for the eaglets that were born earlier this month.
  • 13 Bald Eagles May Have Been Poisoned: Reward Offered

    03/11/2016 4:39:26 PM PST · by barmag25 · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3/10/16 | Tia Ghose
    A group of 13 bald eagles found dead last month may have been killed by a person, a new autopsy reveals. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) is now offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who can lead to the person who killed the birds. The eagles, found in Maryland, did not die of natural causes the analysis showed. Though the necropsy has not revealed exactly what killed the majestic bald eagles, the analysis has ruled out trauma. "A working theory is poisoning," Candy Thomson, a Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman told The Washington Post. "We just don't know...
  • Wind turbines kill up to 39 million birds a year!

    11/04/2015 11:15:00 AM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    CFACT ^ | March 18, 2013 | Jim Wiegand
    Big Wind hides evidence of turbine bird kills and gets rewarded. Here is how they do it. In 1984 the California Energy Commission .. the primary environmental issue alluded to was the extreme hazard that wind turbines posed to raptors. ... Since the early 1980s, the industry has known there is no way its propeller-style turbines could ever be safe for raptors. With exposed blade tips spinning in open space at speeds up to 200 mph, it was impossible. Wind developers also knew they would have a public relations nightmare if people ever learned how many eagles are actually being...
  • Camera Captures Bald Eagle Nest

    To celebrate the state's thriving bald eagle population, the Pennsylvania Game Commission installed a live nest-cam late last year near Hanover. For those not watching, a pair of eagles worked together for weeks constructing the nest, taking breaks to swoop down on potential food, all in preparation for the arrival of their eggs. The first egg appeared on February 14, followed by a second three days later. After a month or so of incubation, the eggs are expected to hatch around March 21. All of the action can be viewed on the live-cam. One of the more eye-catching frames from...
  • When is it perfectly legal to kill a Bald Eagle?

    07/03/2014 7:42:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2014 | Rick Moran
    In their quest to green up America, the Obama administration has given wind farm owners dispensation to kill Bald and Golden Eagles who fly into their turbines and are chopped to pieces. “Preferred energy policy favoring wind produces double standards. Think of the rancor if oil and gas companies were allowed such a government dispensation,” said Mr. Sandoval. “Thirty years represents not only the theoretical life cycle of the turbines themselves, but an eternity in public policy. No other industry is allowed ‘takings’ permits that last an entire generation.” If a fossile fuel company were to receive a waiver that...
  • High Alert: Mystery illness killing Bald Eagles in Western U.S

    02/04/2014 8:56:26 AM PST · by restornu · 74 replies
    ENENews ^ | 2014
    Disturbing. Fukushima related and/or chem trails? The comments are very enlightening as well. One mentions that eagles being a top predator will pick up environmental poisons first. Will have to open link to get to the comments. High Alert: Mystery illness killing bald eagles in Western U.S. Wings paralyzed, full blown seizures Experts: Very big concern Never seen anything like this We just dont know whats going on (VIDEOS)are with the link given below High Alert: Mystery illness killing bald eagles in Western U.S.
  • The dirty little secret on Sage Grouse ( Montana and )

    01/30/2014 9:56:26 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Clark Fork Valley Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | Schwaderer
    Its no coincidence that sage grouse habitat also happens to intersect both the largest untapped coal deposits in the country as well as large parts of the Bakken oil field. Its clear the primary motivation to focus on sage grouse for ESA listing is to provide yet another tool for special interest groups to block energy development. And in this obstructionist toolbox, theres no heavier sledgehammer than the Endangered Species Act. What an interesting irony, then, that so much effort is going into protecting one bird from energy development, when the Obama administration is turning a blind eye to hundreds...
  • Wind farm operator says eagle deaths overestimated

    12/24/2013 12:12:18 PM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 24, 2013 | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. The developers of what could become the nations largest wind energy project say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has overestimated how many eagles could be killed by wind turbines at the site. They say theyre planning a variety of measures to reduce eagle deaths at the $5 billion Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind power project south of Rawlins, and those steps will result in fewer deaths than the BLM estimate of 46-64 per year.
  • Obama Administration About to Give "Kill As Many Eagles as You Want" Pass to Wind Farms

    12/06/2013 2:21:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The punishment for killing a golden or bald eagle in the United States comes at a hefty price. Simply having eagle feathers or parts in your possession will land you in prison with a heavy fine to pay. Felony killing of eagles comes with a fine of $250,000 and prison time. These penalties fall under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. This law, originally passed in 1940, provides for the protection of the bald eagle and the golden eagle (as amended in 1962) by prohibiting the take, possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport,...
  • Obama admin: Its now ok for wind turbines to kill eagles because were trying to save the

    12/07/2013 3:55:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/6/2013 | Doug Powers
    News flash: Youre now allowed to kill bald eagles, but only if the people who care more about the earths inhabitants than you do consider your purpose just.Were used to end of the week document dumps, but this is more like a Friday eagle drop: The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.The change, requested by the wind energy industry, will provide legal protection for the lifespan of...
  • Palo Alto zoo's bald eagle captured in Redwood City after three days on the lam

    02/26/2013 4:15:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 02/26/2013 | Jason Green
    After flying the coop for three days, Sequoia, the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo's tame bald eagle, has landed. The 24-year-old bird of prey was enjoying her daily exercise Saturday at Byxbee Park when strong winds from the north suddenly appeared to upset her, said John Aikin, the zoo's executive director. Instead of returning to her handlers, she flew north and roosted in Menlo Park. Sequoia moved to the Friendly Acres neighborhood of Redwood City on Monday. As night fell, the famished raptor finally dropped from her perch in a tree to longtime trainer John Flynn's outstretched arm. "It's...
  • Two bald eagles found dead [poisoned] in Logan County near Booneville [Arkansas]

    02/16/2013 6:21:22 AM PST · by Dysart · 20 replies
    KATV ^ | 2-15-13
    BOONEVILLE The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating two more bald eagle deaths in Arkansas. The eagles were found in Logan County just south of Booneville. Earlier this month, an eagle was found shot near Highland in Pike County. That bird death is still under investigation. The two eagles in Logan County were found near the Golden City Church in early December and have been undergoing necropsies for the cause of death. Tests revealed that the two birds died of poisoning. State and federal officials are asking for help in solving...
  • 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.
  • Bald Eagles Nest in San Mateo County, But No Chicks This Year

    04/28/2012 6:53:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KALW ^ | Thu April 26, 2012 | Mike Meenan
    Used to be, you had to take one of those Alaskan cruises to be sure of sighting an American bald eagle in the wild, but thanks to vigorous conservation efforts, which have removed the eagle from the Endangered Species List, such sightings are more common now in the Lower 48. Birders, and many other fans of our national symbol, flocked to San Mateo County to watch these impressive birds do something they hadnt done there in almost 100 years: build a nest. The last recorded bald eagle next in the county was in La Honda back in 1915. But this...
  • 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.
  • Feds collect dead eagles to help Alaska Native traditions

    04/09/2010 1:42:48 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies · 408+ views
    alaskajournal.com ^ | April 9, 2010 | AP
    Since the 1970s, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly collected, processed and distributed dead eagles via the repository in an effort to balance conservation efforts with helping Native American tribes continue traditional practices.
  • More Bald Eagles Spotted In Harlem!

    02/09/2010 4:31:43 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 805+ views
    gothamist.com ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Jen Carlson
    To be honest, the photo of the bald eagle we posted last week near Fairway was just kind of depressing. There he was, pondering existence over icy waters, looking lonely, and actually balding. But the blogger who spotted that one, spotted two more this week on an ice flow in Harlem; "a huge female adult eagle finishing up a fish as another adult and juvenile begged for scraps!" If you want to see one of these in real life, they're being spotted up and down Riverside Park... just watch out for the packs of coyotes.