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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #255 on: December 16, 2015, 12:55:32 PM »

This is from the FB page of Jack Molan, eagle photographer and Bering Sea ship captain. This is incredible!!

Jack Molan Photography
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This is not what you think (maybe) we have all seen the classic swoop and snatch images of Bald Eagles grabbing fish. (Incredible as it is) This eagle was on our boat munching on a chunk of cod-fish he pulled out of our fish net. As he rose to take off I thought he would swoop up and away, but instead he came down along side the boat and close to me. He needed to wash his talons off. My camera was not fast enough to get any other shots (in my surprise). He flew along for second, dipping and shaking his feet, then lifted off still shaking off the drops....Please share if you like!

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #256 on: December 17, 2015, 10:40:02 PM »

If You Accidentally Break the Law, Are You a Criminal?

This article is about criminal intent and irrelevant to the story they cite about a rescued woodpecker. All states need Good Samaritan laws to protect wildlife rescuers against criminal prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. I'm not too sure this woodpecker rescuer meets the necessary criteria though - she took the bird shopping and never called a rehabber for advice.

http://www.vice.com/read/if-you-accidentally-break-the-law-are-you-a-criminal

On the other hand, there are these criminals who should have the book thrown at them!

4 Men Charged with Killing Hawks in Orangeburg County

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2015/12/16/4-men-charged-killing-hawks-orangeburg-county/77447476/
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #257 on: December 17, 2015, 10:54:33 PM »

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #258 on: December 17, 2015, 11:02:47 PM »

Here's a letter to the editor from Dr. Bryan Watts about the ongoing battle over this development project.

Column: Bald eagle habitat at Fones Cliffs is worthy of protection

http://www.fredericksburg.com/opinion/columns/column-bald-eagle-habitat-at-fones-cliffs-is-worthy-of/article_44fe5fb9-bb38-56cc-8d5b-1613fe441e85.html
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #259 on: December 19, 2015, 03:51:24 AM »

USFWS rarely intervened in projects that could risk endangered species.  :-\

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/14/government-rarely-intervened-projects-endangered-species

Update: Study Erases Misconceptions About Endangered Species Act, Raises Questions About Enforcement

This is a good analysis of both sides. (Cute bald eagle photo, too.)

http://www.newsweek.com/study-erases-misconceptions-about-endangered-species-act-raises-questions-406553?rx=us
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #260 on: December 19, 2015, 04:02:27 AM »

Hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures seen in count at Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/dec/18/hawks-falcons-seen-count-refuge/
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #261 on: December 19, 2015, 04:07:53 AM »

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #262 on: December 19, 2015, 04:20:29 AM »

Forest Dept. arrests two in connection with Odisha, India, peacock deaths. Poachers!

http://odishasuntimes.com/2015/12/18/forest-dept-arrests-two-in-connection-with-odisha-peacock-deaths/
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #263 on: December 19, 2015, 04:24:02 AM »

Rehabilitated eagle ready for release - Juvenile bird's broken leg has healed   :)

http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_ced9ac76-a5a7-11e5-8a57-43b021d9b784.html
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #264 on: December 20, 2015, 03:12:58 AM »

If You Accidentally Break the Law, Are You a Criminal?

This article is about criminal intent and irrelevant to the story they cite about a rescued woodpecker. All states need Good Samaritan laws to protect wildlife rescuers against criminal prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. I'm not too sure this woodpecker rescuer meets the necessary criteria though - she took the bird shopping and never called a rehabber for advice.

http://www.vice.com/read/if-you-accidentally-break-the-law-are-you-a-criminal

On the other hand, there are these criminals who should have the book thrown at them!

4 Men Charged with Killing Hawks in Orangeburg County

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/2015/12/16/4-men-charged-killing-hawks-orangeburg-county/77447476/

Update: Dead hawks at Orangeburg plantation prompt federal charges. Evidently, this has happened before and by agents tasked to defend the hawks! Turns out they were killing hawks to protect quail hunting!

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_a3e87ed2-a5a9-11e5-bcf8-5b0b61751014.html
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #265 on: December 20, 2015, 03:31:57 AM »

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« Reply #267 on: December 20, 2015, 04:03:01 AM »

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #268 on: December 20, 2015, 04:06:44 AM »

Bald eagles in Erie may have new nest after tree cut down. Gotta love Boulder!

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_29277863/bald-eagles-erie-may-have-new-nest-after
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #269 on: December 20, 2015, 11:44:13 AM »

Great blue herons are disappearing from Maine?s coast and nobody knows why

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/05/30/outdoors/great-blue-herons-are-disappearing-from-maines-coast-and-nobody-knows-why/?ref=inline

This book may be your last chance to see Great Blue Herons

http://georgesoutdoornews.bangordailynews.com/2015/12/19/book-reviews/this-book-may-be-your-last-chance-to-see-great-blue-herons/

Thanks, T40.  I haven't read the first link you posted here yet, but I did read the 2nd one, and it is interesting that one of the theories (just a theory, mind you) about why the GBH population has declined so dramatically along the Maine coast is the possibility of predation by Bald Eagles.  I would wonder then if there was a large increase in the population of the GBH there back when the Bald Eagle population declined so dramatically due to the results of pesticide use.  We know the Bald Eagle population is rising dramatically in many places recently as it has so successfully rebounded from near extinction.  I would think there would be a change in the eco-balancing from that increase in raptor population.  Just thinking out loud.  LOL...  :D
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