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  • 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...
  • VIDEO: Stunning Eagle's-Eye View of Dubai [Mini-cam attached to Imperial eagle w/sound]

    03/15/2015 5:32:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 21 replies
    Darshan the eagle flew from atop the 2,722 ft. Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Saturday, setting the world record for the "highest recorded bird flight from a man-made structure."
  • 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!
  • Went to a rodeo last weekend and this image popped into my head...

    11/10/2014 3:15:13 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 33 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I kind of like how it turned out..
  • NASA’s Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel.

    11/05/2014 2:54:23 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    Circus Bazaar ^ | 8/19/14 | Karim Immanuel Chemlal
    HomeScience NASA’s Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel. Karim Immanuel Chemlal A working microwave thruster would radically cut the cost of satellites and space stations and extend their working life, drive a plethora of suddenly affordable deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in days to weeks rather than months. In 2011 the NASA engineering directorate created the Advanced propulsion team unofficially known as the “Eagleworks”. This rock star team of scientists and engineers are headed by Harold ‘Sonny’ White, engineer and applied physicist of NASA’s propulsion team at the Johnson space centre. The goal of the Eagle...
  • F-15C Crash in Western Virginia. Pilot's Fate Unknown.

    08/27/2014 11:04:24 AM PDT · by InsidiousMongo · 27 replies ^ | 8/27/14 | News
    <p>DEERFIELD, Va. — An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.</p>
  • Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm (Whack away!! Free Pass!!)

    06/26/2014 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/26/14 | Scott Smith - ap
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday. The Shiloh IV Wind Project LLC, 60 miles east of San Francisco, will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed over five years. Previously, such a violation could potentially draw criminal charges and discourage private investment in wind farms known for catching birds in their rotors. The permit will require the facility to...
  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • Bald Eagle Camera

    A pair of bald eagles joined the Alcoa Davenport community in Iowa in 2009. They built their 7-foot nest on our 400-acre facility in a tree near the Mississippi River. In the spring of 2010 they fledged a pair of eaglets and later that year we installed our first Eaglecam. Employees and the community helped name the eagle pair Liberty and Justice. Since the spring of 2010, Liberty and Justice have fledged eight eaglets from this nest. Since the camera was installed nearly 20 million visitors from around the world have tuned in to witness an American icon, the bald...
  • Wind Permits Allowing Eagle Deaths Face Blowback

    01/29/2014 1:20:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 23, 2014 | Clare Foran
    **SNIP** Contrary to what some environmentalists say, FWS insists that the permitting process actually works to protect wildlife. "We're not going to issue a permit unless we think there's an overall conservation value," said David Cottingham, senior adviser to the director of the service. But environmentalists remain unconvinced—a stance that has put them at odds with the wind industry, which defends the permitting process as necessary to provide regulatory certainty for wind developers. "Most environmental organizations support the wind industry, but what we're saying right now is just because you're producing clean energy, that doesn't mean you have carte blanche...
  • Obama Administration Proposes 30-Year Eagle Kill Permits

    01/19/2014 5:29:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Heartland ^ | 1/18/14 | Alyssa Carducci
    The Obama administration announced a proposal to grant 30-year permits for wind turbine facilities to kill bald and golden eagles, causing an uproar among environmentalist groups. **SNIP** The National Audubon Society, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Bird Conservancy, and the Conservation Law Center are some of the environmental organizations opposing the permits. The National Audubon Society referred to the 30-year permit proposal as “a stunningly bad move.”
  • For the sake of accuracy the government emblem should change from an eagle to this...

    01/03/2014 9:27:23 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-3-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I think this is an old joke that I got years and years ago in an email forward...but I saw that someone converted it to a graphic that has landed on Tumblr.It wasn't very good, so I reworked it into what you see below (still nothing fancy).
  • Native Americans Protest Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms

    12/28/2013 5:21:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    Heartland ^ | 12/26/13 | H. Sterling Burnett
    **SNIP** The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest and largest national organization of tribal governments, along with attorneys representing the Osage Nation and 20 Arizona tribes, met with the White House to discuss the FWS’ eagle “take” rules. After the meeting, the NCAI passed a resolution accusing the administration of failing to consult meaningfully with tribes while pursuing a rule to lengthen eagle take permits for wind farms from five to 30 years. The resolution said eagle permits should not be issued without the consent of affected tribes. **SNIP** Wind farms must be located where the wind blows...
  • US to allow eagle deaths _ to aid wind power

    12/06/2013 9:05:43 PM PST · by Rabin · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 6, 2013 | DINA CAPPIELLO
    The Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for the lifespan of (a) wind farm. An investigation by The Associated Press earlier this year documented bald and golden eagles being killed by the giant, spinning blades of wind turbines. Obamalaw "reluctance" to prosecute such cases (while keeping) the scope of the eagle carnage secret. This Interior Department sanction, " is not a program to kill eagles. is about conservation." John Anderson, director of the Wind Energy Assoc. Interior Department refuses to release any information.
  • Eagle steals video camera in Australia; takes selfie during 110-km journey

    12/02/2013 2:54:00 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | December 2, 2013
    SYDNEY, Australia — A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometre journey across the country’s remote landscape. Wildlife rangers in Western Australia’s Kimberly region released video on Monday that reveals the sea eagle’s caper. The bird’s flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens. Rangers set up the motion-sensor camera along the Margaret River in May, hoping to record images of crocodiles. The camera, which is about...
  • Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

    11/22/2013 5:47:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/22/13
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms. **SNIP** As part of the agreement, Duke will continue to use field biologists to identify eagles and shut down turbines when they get too close. It will install new radar technology, similar to what is used in Afghanistan to track missiles. And it will continue to voluntarily report all eagle and bird deaths to the...
  • Eagle takes Sika deer

    09/23/2013 4:38:16 PM PDT · by rjbemsha · 29 replies
    Physorg ^ | 23 Sep 2013 | Staff
    A camera trap set out for endangered Siberian (Amur) tigers in the Russian Far East photographed something far more rare: a golden eagle capturing a young sika deer. The three images only cover a two-second period, but show an adult golden eagle clinging to the deer's back. Its carcass was found two weeks later, just a few yards from the camera, initially puzzling researchers. "I saw the deer carcass first as I approached the trap on a routine check to switch out memory cards and change batteries, but something felt wrong about it. There were no large carnivore tracks in...
  • Lieutenant General James Vaught dead at age 86

    09/22/2013 5:51:18 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 38 replies ^ | Posted: Saturday, September 21, 2013 1:49 pm | Updated: 2:51 pm, Sat Sep 21, 2013. | Michael Smith
    A veteran of three U.S. armed conflicts who's believed to be a direct descendent of Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion has died. Goldfinch Funeral Home in Conway, which is handling arrangements, confirmed Saturday afternoon that Lt. Gen. James B. Vaught died Sept. 20, 2013. He was 86. Services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Tilly Swamp Baptist Church outside of Conway, according to a Goldfinch Funeral Home representative. Horry County Coroner Robert Edge said Vaught died at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. He was found in a pond off Old Reaves Ferry Road outside of Conway, and was...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Messier's Eleven

    07/12/2013 3:59:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | July 12, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This fifteen degree wide field of view stretches across the crowded starfields of Sagittarius toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. In fact, the center of the galaxy lies near the right edge of the rich starscape and eleven bright star clusters and nebulae fall near the center of the frame. All eleven are numbered entries in the catalog compiled by 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier. Gaining celebrity status with skygazers, M8 (Lagoon), M16 (Eagle), M17 (Omega), and M20 (Trifid) show off the telltale reddish hues of emission nebulae associated with star forming regions. But also eye-catching...
  • 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...
  • Sandcrawler PSA: A Subliminal Message From Dear Leader (upside down eagle)

    05/12/2013 12:42:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    My Pet Jawa ^ | 05/12/13 | staff
    Carry on and remember there are no red states or blue states but the United States of Bronco Bama and our dear leader Bronco Bama has the Presidential Seal of the fallen Eagle to prove it. Update: Dear leaders White House twitter account's background image has a fallen Eagle as in upside down. Don't see it? Well then look below the fold:
  • N.C. high school student arrested for leaving shotgun in car gets scholarship to Liberty University

    05/03/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 24 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5-2-2013 | Katie LaPotin
    May 3, 2013 N.C. high school student arrested for leaving shotgun in car gets scholarship to Liberty University By Katie LaPotin There is a silver lining in the story of the North Carolina high school student arrested Monday for accidentally leaving his shotgun in his locked car – he’s just earned himself a scholarship to his dream school, Liberty University.Cole Withrow was expelled from school and charged with a felony after school administrators overheard a private conversation between Withrow and his mother about the gun. According to a family friend, Withrow had gone skeet shooting the day before and forgot...
  • Russia to field MiG-31 replacement by 2020 - Commander.

    04/13/2013 9:06:56 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 20 replies
    MOSCOW, April 11 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Air Force is hoping to receive a new long-range fighter-interceptor by 2020 and retire its existing fleet of MiG-31 interceptors by 2028, Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondarev said on Thursday. “We have started development of a new aircraft of this type and I think we can develop this plane before the state armament program ends in 2020,” Bondarev said at a meeting with Russian lawmakers. “The new plane should replace the existing fleet by 2028,” he said. Bondarev spoke out against restarting production of the MiG-31, which was stopped 20...
  • Clawed drone grabs prey on the fly just like an eagle

    03/15/2013 10:56:17 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 36 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 3/14/13 | Paul Marks
    Video: Watch an eagle-like drone grab objects mid-flightAS IF being eyes in the sky weren't enough, drones are now getting arms and legs, too. With their newfound limbs they are learning to grab objects in mid-flight or even change a light bulb. Inspired by the way a bald eagle swoops down to seize a fish from the water with its claws, Justin Thomas and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have developed a fast-acting, talon-like gripper for a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). When the team studied the eagle's behaviour, they noticed that the bird employed a useful...
  • Southwest Florida Eagle Cam [Live Feed]

    01/03/2013 5:55:56 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 9 replies
    Dick Pritchett Real Estate, Inc. / UStream ^ | January 03, 2012 | Dick Pritchett Real Estate
    History of chicks at this nest:2011/12 = 1 chick, 2010/11 = 1 chick, 2009/10 = 1 chick, 2008/09 = 2 chicks The eagles have had their names ever since they moved onto the property in 2007/08; Ozzie and Harriet The nest resides 60 feet above the ground, in a Slash Pine tree. The camera faces South East. Nesting season begins here in South FL Oct. 1. The eagles stay until late April or May. These bald eagles have been coming to this nest for the past 5 years. They reside in this nest between the months of October and April....
  • YouTube Video of Child-Snatching Eagle is a Hoax

    12/19/2012 4:40:16 PM PST · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    NBCdfw ^ | December 19, 2012 | An Phung
    A video on YouTube of a Golden Eagle snatching up a toddler turned out to be fake. Students from Montreal's 3-D technology school Centre NAD came forward to take credit for the viral video that appears to show an eagle snatching a toddler in a park. The video shows a scene where a flying eagle swoops down, picks up a toddler with its talons and travels several feet before dropping the child and flying away. Students Normand Archambault, Loïc Mireault and Félix Marquis-Poulin made the video in a production simulation workshop class, according to a statement from the school. The...
  • Real or Fake? Online Buzz Claims Video of Golden Eagle 'Snatching a Toddler in Canada'

    12/19/2012 1:19:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    Unbelievable amateur footage that appears to show the moment a bird of prey tres to snatch a small child has been by decried as a fake by online critics.It may be one of the most startling moments of man versus nature ever caught on camera. Or, far more likely, it is an exquisite hoax. In footage uploaded onto YouTube on Tuesday a golden eagle is seen circling above a sunlit park in Montreal while onlookers murmur their admiration in French. Suddenly the bird swoops down and seizes a child who is sitting contentedly on the grass. The eagle takes to...
  • Eagle grabs Toddler Video:

    12/19/2012 7:40:17 AM PST · by Fawn · 41 replies
    WPTV TV ^ | December 19, 2012 | Colin McDermott,
    : YouTube video allegedly shows golden eagle trying to fly off with toddlerMONTREAL - A viral video appears to show a giant hawk trying to fly off with a human baby, and now people are trying to determine if the video is real. A man posted the video on the website YouTube. It appears to be shot with a camera phone. The video starts with a skyline pan of a large eagle in the sky. After a few seconds, it swoops down to the Montreal park below, where a parent and child are in an open grassy area. Read more:...
  • Golden Eagle Snatches Kid (But Fails)

    12/18/2012 11:32:05 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/18/2012 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • Amazing Reality: Eagle Picks Up Baby Video

    12/18/2012 10:54:12 PM PST · by woofie · 21 replies
    First link is for a video : Golden Eagle Snatches Kid in Montreal! Make sure you see the end in slow motion This link is for a 1908 D W Griffith Movie Short: RESCUED FROM AN EAGLES NEST
  • American Indians can use bald eagle feathers (Elizabeth Warren overjoyed?)

    10/13/2012 5:46:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/13/12
    American Indians can use bald eagle feathersPublished: Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:33 AM WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- American Indians can now own the feathers of bald eagles and other protected birds but cannot buy or sell them, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. The department announced a new policy that allows American Indians to "possess, use, wear or carry" the feathers and other bird parts, CNN reported.
  • Big Bird Is In The Eye Of The Beholder (pic)

    10/10/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 17 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-10-12 | The Looking Spoon
    It's safe to say at this point that like every other meme the Obama campaign has tried to make stick this is another that has been easily dispensed with and thrown onto the ash heap.
  • 1958 Cushman Eagle

    Cushman was one of the few manufacturers of motorized vehicles permitted to continue civilian production during World War II, as its products were considered "energy savers" for those needing transportation to and from work. During this time, and on into the postwar years, many a motorcycle enthusiast cut their riding teeth on a Cushman. Model 765 Barrel Spring Eagle made from 1950 to 1954
  • America paralyzed by Obama

    06/12/2012 7:10:47 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 24 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    America paralyzed by Obama Obama forgeries are clear, but, submerged in her own sins, America fails to reactBy Julio Severo Who would say: a spider paralyzed the eagle! By the American law, only an individual born in the US is qualified to be a president. Obama was able to “prove” that he was born in the US, with documentation that is considered doubtful by many today. The most serious suspicion came last month, when a promotional booklet produced by Obama, published in 1991, surfaced listing the future US president as “born in Kenya.” Obama defenders allege that publisher Dystel...
  • Eagle doing the breast stroke to retrieve dinner

    03/29/2012 8:50:32 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3-29-12
    Ever See An Eagle Do The Breast Stroke? This footage was taken at MallardLakes subdivision in Baton Rouge .. Someone had shot a nutria, and it was floating dead in the water. I can't believe what this eagle did to bring that nutria in. I never saw an Eagle doing a breast-stroke before.
  • Northern Arapaho Indian Tribe gets right to kill bald eagles

    03/14/2012 5:00:38 PM PDT · by Fawn · 35 replies
    Daily News ^ | Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 11:13 AM | By Larry Mcshane / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Read more:
    Extremely rare permit granted by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service A pair of Wyoming bald eagles now qualify as a really endangered species. The Northern Arapaho Tribe secured an extraordinarily rare permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allowing the Native Americans to kill two of the national birds for religious use. The national agency, in a 2009 report, said it has never issued a license for the killing of a bald eagle — making it likely that the tribe was the first group to ever get the legal go-ahead. The highly unusual decision came three years after the...
  • IF ONLY CATHOLICS WERE INDIANS (Native Americans for the p/c crowd)

    03/14/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 14, 2012 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:The Obama administration will not extend a religious exemption to Catholic non-profits who don’t want their insurance carrier to provide for abortion-inducing drugs, but it has decided to grant a religious exemption to an Indian tribe so they can kill bald eagles. The Northern Arapaho Tribe threatened to sue the government for violating its religious liberties when they were denied a permit to kill the eagles; federal law prohibits killing a bald eagle. Now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to grant the tribe a permit to kill two bald eagles.We...
  • Louisville Leather Desert Eagle Project Pt. 2

    02/08/2012 7:00:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 6 February, 2012 | Ralph
    All inventors, forward thinkers and idiot savants have “eureka” ideas that are so ludicrous that they make us laugh. Cheese in a hair spray can is one such brainstorm. Another would be flying nonstop, solo, from New York to France in an airplane that’s the size of a Parisian taxi and has no windshield. A concealed carry holster for the Desert Eagle is another idea that seems right up there with Evel Kneivel jumping Devil’s Canyon in a rocket-propelled toothpaste tube. However, as if to prove that the incredible is not necessarily the impossible, there’s Cheez Whiz and Lindbergh and...
  • Freedom the Eagle

    02/01/2012 7:33:26 AM PST · by sunny48 · 11 replies
    email | Jeff
    Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them! Freedom and Jeff Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places. She's my baby. When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet's office. From...
  • Court Orders Fisherman to Apologize to Eagle

    10/07/2011 9:30:31 PM PDT · by This Just In · 54 replies
    ecoEnquirer ^ | 10.7.11 | Chief editor
    Court Orders Fisherman to Apologize to Eagle (Sioux Falls, SD) A peaceful Sunday of fishing turned sour for Josh Williams recently. The problems started when Mr. Williams hooked a nice smallmouth bass, and a bald eagle took notice. While the eagle swooped in, attempting to catch the bass in its talons, Mr. Williams was observed by a Fish and Wildlife Service officer trying to scare the eagle away by throwing stones at it.
  • Amazing pic of bald eagle 'standing watch' over military cemetery

    09/28/2011 3:49:02 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 10 replies
    Facebook ^ | 9.28.11 | Unknown
  • Three achieve rank of Eagle Scout

    08/22/2011 3:59:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 41 replies
    Boy Scout Dwight Donahue achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Service Project was organizing and leading 10 volunteers to restore the cannon at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bisbee for the veterans. Donahue is a member of Scout Troop 401 and is sponsored by the Warren Community Church. Boy Scout Dallen Haws also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Haws organized and led 50 people in creating a 80-foot trail at the Ramsey Canyon Nature Preserve that is wheelchair and handicap accessible. Haws is a member of Scout Troop 435 and is sponsored by the LDS Church located on...
  • Photo of eagle on Fort Snelling gravestone touches hearts, goes viral

    08/12/2011 11:12:03 AM PDT · by DManA · 114 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 10, 2011 | JON TEVLIN
    Talk to anyone in my business and they'll all say the same thing: No matter how long you write stories and put them in the newspaper, you are never really sure which ones are going to strike a nerve. [snip] Requests for the photo, and use of the story, have come from the Department of Veterans Affairs, military publications, Arlington National Cemetery. Soldiers in Afghanistan have inquired about the photo, including some from the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne Division, stationed at Bagram Airfield. "I sent a good-sized one to a base in Afghanistan because they wanted to build...
  • Federal officials investigate (six golden) eagle deaths at DWP wind farm

    08/03/2011 9:06:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/3/11 | Louis Sahagun
    Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of at least six golden eagles at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Pine Tree Wind Project in the Tehachapi Mountains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday. So far, no wind-energy company has been prosecuted by federal wildlife authorities in connection with the death of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. A prosecution in the Pine Tree case could cause some rethinking and redesigning of this booming alternative energy source. Facilities elsewhere also have been under scrutiny, according to a...
  • USAF Photo of the Day: Gentlemen, Gentlemen! We Can Only Take So Much Awesomenesss--Keep It Up!

    07/25/2011 10:12:35 AM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 65 replies ^ | August 27, 2008 | USAF Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.
    One Raptor, one Eagle on a training sortie high above the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Via ( medium, large, huge) The Photographer Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr., United States Air Force  
  • Bold vet gives a bald eagle the peck of life, performing 'mouth-to-beak' resuscitation

    07/17/2011 8:51:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Bold vet gives a bald eagle the peck of life, performing 'mouth-to-beak' resuscitation A vet has been hailed as a hero after performing ‘mouth to beak’ resuscitation on an injured bald eagle when it stopped breathing. Jeff Cooney clamped his lips onto the stricken bird’s beak and repeatedly blew air into his mouth until his chest puffed up and down. Minutes later the eagle - nicknamed Patriot - came to life and suddenly began breathing on his own The bird had been brought in to see Mr Cooney by two concerned members of the public who found him by the...
  • 'The eagle couldn't have picked a better person' (Tissue Alert)

    06/28/2011 3:31:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies ^ | 6/28/11 | Jon Tevlin
    It was a crow that first caught Frank Glick's attention. It was flying around erratically, so Glick got out his Nikon camera and followed it. It was around 6 a.m. on a hazy spring day and he was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery because he was early for a training meeting at Delta Airlines, where he works. Glick is an amateur photographer, but he always carries his camera, just in case. So he followed the crow, in some cultures a symbol of good luck and magic, until he saw it: a huge eagle perched on a tombstone, its eyes...
  • Eagle Nabs Poodle, Delivers it to Retirement Home

    05/24/2011 12:52:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Her name is May, and she may well be the feel-good story of the month. May is an 18lb (8kg) toy poodle found in the grounds of a nursing home in Sechelt, British Columbia (BC). While no one saw her arrive, deep talon marks in her back and sides strongly suggest she was the unwilling passenger of a hungry eagle for some time until being dropped from the sky, the Vancouver Sun reported Monday. Found by staff at the nursing home, about 43 miles (70km) northwest of Vancouver, she was taken to the nearby Sunshine Coast SPCA, who are crediting...
  • 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.
  • USAF Photo of the Day: An F-15 Eagle and an F-22A Raptor fly over Langley AFB, Virginia

    12/17/2010 12:44:04 PM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 19 replies ^ | April 27, 2005 | U.S. Air Force TSgt. Ben Bloker
    The Via (photo 16)   The Photographer Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker, United States Air Force