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  • Feds propose changes to allow more bald eagle deaths

    07/03/2016 8:04:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies | July 2, 2016 | Nelson Garcia,
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  • 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 ďName the Nestlings,Ē 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. ‚ÄúPreferred energy policy favoring wind produces double standards. Think of the rancor if oil and gas companies were allowed such a government dispensation,‚ÄĚ said Mr. Sandoval. ‚ÄúThirty years represents not only the theoretical life cycle of the turbines themselves, but an eternity in public policy. No other industry is allowed ‚Äėtakings‚Äô permits that last an entire generation.‚ÄĚ If a fossile fuel company were to receive a waiver that...
  • ĎHigh Alertí: 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. ĎHigh Alertí: Mystery illness killing bald eagles in Western U.S. ó Wings paralyzed, full blown seizures ó Experts: ďVery big concernĒÖ ďNever seen anything like thisĒÖ ďWe just donít know whatís going onĒ (VIDEOS)are with the link given below ĎHigh Alertí: 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
    Itís 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. Itís 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, thereís no heavier sledgehammer than the Endangered Species Act. What an interesting irony, then, that so much effort is going into ďprotectingĒ 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. Ė The developers of what could become the nationís 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 theyíre 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 ^ | 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: Itís now ok for wind turbines to kill eagles because weíre trying to save theÖ

    12/07/2013 3:55:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/6/2013 | Doug Powers
    News flash: Youíre now allowed to kill bald eagles, but only if the people who care more about the earthís inhabitants than you do consider your purpose just.Weíre 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 Ė 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 hadnít 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Bald Eagles Find Home on Baraboo River

    01/10/2010 3:23:51 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 636+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 6, 2010 | Tim Damos
    The eagle has landed, and it's in Baraboo. The bird watching community is abuzz about an influx of bald eagles in the Baraboo area, mainly along the Baraboo River. "There were so many we couldn't count them all," said Scott Swengel, who organized the Dec. 29 Christmas Bird Count for a 175-square-mile area that includes Baraboo. The bird census is one of many taken annually from Alaska to Antarctica by thousands of volunteers collecting data on behalf of the National Audubon Society. The 85 eagles tallied in the Baraboo count was nearly double the previous record of 45. But the...
  • 19 Bald Eagles Die After Eating Fish Waste in Alaska

    01/12/2008 8:38:51 PM PST · by RDTF · 113 replies · 21,034+ views
    Fox ^ | Jan 12, 2008 | AP
    KODIAK, Alaska ó At least 19 bald eagles died Friday after gorging themselves on a truck full of fish waste outside a processing plant. Fifty or more eagles swarmed into the truck, whose retractable fabric cover was open, after the truck was moved outside the plant, said Brandon Saito, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who coordinated the recovery operation. The birds became too soiled to fly or clean themselves, and with temperatures in the mid-teens, began to succumb to the cold. Some birds became so weak they sank into the fish slime and were crushed. The...
  • Defense Department Helps Eagle Soar Off Endangered List

    06/28/2007 4:33:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 284+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2007 Ė After almost disappearing from the American scene, the bald eagleís comeback is complete, thanks in part to the Defense Department. Challenger, a bald eagle, takes flight during the Bald Eagle Recovery and Final Delisting ceremony held at the Jefferson Memorial, June 28, 2007, as Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne (right) stands with his hand over his heart. Defene Dept. photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Molly A. Burgess, USN††(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and other officials made the announcement today at a ceremonial event held at the Jefferson Memorial...
  • Bald eagles in Wyoming soar to 185 pairs ( 9,700 nationally )

    05/16/2007 12:24:00 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 999+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2007 | AP
    The number of bald eagles in Wyoming has grown to 185 breeding pairs, a population recovery that has exceeded expectations from ornithologists who predicted much lower recovery rates when the birds were first granted federal protection in 1967. The bald eagle population is soaring nationally, as well, with the number of breeding pairs in the lower 48 states climbing from a low in 1963 of 417 to more than 9,700 today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. The population recovery offers evidence to some scientists that federal protection of the birds under the Endangered Species Act should be...
  • U.S. Bald Eagle population soars, possibly delisted

    05/14/2007 1:46:02 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 49 replies · 1,040+ views
    Reuters ^ | 05/14/07
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the number of Bald Eagles in the United States hitting the highest level since World War II, the Fish and Wildlife Service said on Monday it will decide on removing them from the list of threatened and endangered species by June 29. The Bald Eagle is the country's national bird and its image bedecks the presidential seal. There are now 9,789 breeding pairs of Bald Eagles in the lower 48 states, the agency said. Minnesota tops the list with 1,312 pairs of the white-headed birds. Vermont saw its first baby eagles hatch in 2006. In the...
  • Court Orders Feds to Stop Stalling and Delist Bald Eagle Within Six Months (from ESA list)

    08/10/2006 5:51:27 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 47 replies · 1,089+ views
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | August 10, 2006 | Damien Schiff
    Court Orders Feds to Stop Stalling and Delist Bald Eagle Within Six Months Contact: Damien Schiff Pacific Legal Foundation Minneapolis,MN; August 10, 2006: Early delisting of the bald eagle from the Endangered Species Act list became almost a certainty today after a federal District Court in Minneapolis today set a deadline for the delisting. The ruling came in a case Contoski v. Scarlett brought by Pacific Legal Foundation, representing Minnesota landowner Edmund Contoski. PLF had asked the Court to order the United States Department of Interior to stop stalling and make good on its earlier promise to remove the bald...
  • De-prioritizing people

    03/28/2006 6:43:10 AM PST · by serendipity_kate · 1 replies · 471+ views ^ | 28 March 2006 | Jennifer Biddison
    Part of the problem is that the people who decide national policy are headquartered in Washington, D.C., where large plots of private property are rare. Those of us who live in urban or suburban areas imagine endangered species protection to be as simple as being kind to blue whales, grizzly bears and bald eagles. We donít stop to consider the dilemmas facing people thousands of miles away from us. Bill Snape, Chairman of the Endangered Species Coalition, is an example of one who lives in either ignorance or denial. ďThere just arenít private landowners that I can identify where the...
  • 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...
  • GOP is criticized for campaign of Mafia metaphors

    06/29/2005 10:32:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 99 replies · 818+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 06.29.05 | JOSH GOHLKE
    Republicans' liberal use of Mafia metaphors has angered some Italian-American activists who weighed in on the contentious campaign for the governor's office Tuesday. Also on Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Forrester enjoyed some unexpected praise from environmental leaders who are at odds with his Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, over preservation of a Delaware River island. The Italian-American activists gathered in Trenton to demand an apology from top Republicans, who have repeatedly compared Corzine and his allies to mobsters in an effort to underscore his links to the party's most controversial figures. "To actually have a party organization that...
  • 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...
  • Where Eagles Dare

    04/03/2005 2:40:57 PM PDT · by kingattax · 31 replies · 1,479+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4-3-2005 | Blaine Harden
    In the Town of Homer, Handouts Are Turning A Proud National Symbol Into a Bit of a Pest ========================================================= HOMER, Alaska -- Not long ago, a bald eagle smacked right into Kurt Marquardt's head. The bird bruised him and nearly knocked him off his feet. But it could have been much worse. Marquardt, a construction worker, was wearing a hard hat, and the eagle ripped an impressive chunk out of it, not out of his skull. Bald eagles gather at Keene's home, where she throws out fish scraps to the birds. Homer's eagles draw tourists but also kill pets, collide...
  • 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...
  • Democrat Establishment Wages War on Bald Eagles

    06/26/2004 12:11:11 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 432+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 6/25/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Democrat politicians such as John Kerry and Al Gore who tool around in gas-guzzling SUVs and private jets are always proclaiming what "environmentalists" they are, but here's a shocking case that shows the party's true colors are anything but green. You know the Dems have screwed up when the extremely pro-Democrat New York Times blows the whistle on them. Citgo Petroleum Corp. (one of those companies routinely condemned by Democrats for supplying America with such necessities as fuel and jobs) was good enough to set aside Petty's Island in the Delaware River as a nature preserve. The reason: A pair...
  • Bald Eagles in Oregon being Poisoned (17 so far)

    03/27/2004 8:09:57 AM PST · by WASH · 28 replies · 319+ views ^ | 3/27/2004
    Wildlife officers say someone has been intentionally poisoning more than a dozen bald eagles in the central Willamette Valley. Hundreds of eagles migrate to the Willamette Valley each November to spend the winter and officers believe they are the targets of a horrendous crime. So far, 17 eagles have been found dead near Harrisburg, including two that were found in the last month. Officers say a banned toxic pesticide called fenthion is being applied to a sheep carcass that's used as eagle bait. The fenthion has been linked to all of the eagle deaths. "There's no authorized uses for it...
  • 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...
  • Patriotism on wildlife tag doesn't fly with all

    02/18/2004 7:18:30 AM PST · by Vigilantcitizen · 52 replies · 208+ views
    AJC ^ | 2/17/04 | Stacy Shelton
    Environmentalist Mike Moody wants to contribute to Georgia's wildlife protection fund, but he's not sure he wants to do it by buying and displaying a license plate adorned with a bald eagle and an American flag. † †/ (ENLARGE) † Moody has nothing against eagles, yet he dislikes what he sees as a red-white-and-blue symbol of political views he doesn't share. † The 55-year-old outdoorsman runs a canoe and kayaking operation east of Athens on the Broad River and belongs to the river's watershed association. The state's eagle-and-flag wildlife license plate in December replaced a tag that for seven...
  • Bald Is Beautiful: The national symbol is no longer endangered

    07/08/2003 6:04:01 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 366+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2003
    <p>In honor of the Independence Day just past, we'd like to suggest the Bush Administration do its patriotic duty on behalf of bald eagles: Set them free.</p> <p>Free, that is, from the Endangered Species Act, where the national bird is still stuck despite a full recovery. In 1963, only 417 pairs of nesting bald eagles survived in the lower 48 states. That number has multiplied to 6,571 nesting pairs, and today you can even spot the great birds dive-bombing around Washington, D.C.</p>
  • Bald Eagle Found Dead at National Zoo

    07/07/2003 6:22:16 AM PDT · by bedolido · 21 replies · 330+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 07/07/03 | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON ó Officials at the National Zoo (search) suspect that a large cat got into a bald eagle's enclosure and killed the bird, perhaps already weakened by fierce storms and unable to fly.</p> <p>It is the latest in a series of animal deaths at the zoo.</p>
  • Dolly Parton welcomes injured eagles to new home at National Zoo

    07/06/2003 2:04:26 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 246+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.WASHINGTON July 5 - Frolicking near a waterfall and shady trees, two injured bald eagles settled in to their new home at the National Zoo Wednesday. Sam and Tioga are the first residents of an exhibit designed especially for bald eagles hurt in the wild. Singer Dolly Parton turned out for the welcoming wearing a patriotic mini-dress covered in American flags. Sam and Tioga were previously cared for by a foundation based at Parton's Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. ``We're very involved with saving the bald eagle, because it's very...
  • Raleigh Logger Fined After Tree Cut Down With Eagles' Nest In It

    01/12/2003 9:41:17 AM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 42 replies · 704+ views ^ | January 12, 2003 | WRAL-TV News
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Raleigh logger must pay $95,000 after his business cut down a tree where bald eagles nested, a federal judge ruled.</p> <p>David Norwood, 46, could have faced up to a year in prison, a $100,000 fine and a year of supervised release for violating the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.</p>