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Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Fri, 25th Dec '09 3:12 AM


I recently saw on the Larry King show that there is currently a scarcity
of Bald Eagles in the U.S....

When I lived in B.C. we saw many of them - even in the local parks
in the middle of the city. They were in the ideal spot to watch for the
salmon run - up and down stream.

Did anyone else watch the Youtube shots of the two eagles guarding
their eggs????( Unfortunately there were no live hatchlings....)
Those shots were taken about 20 miles from where I lived.

Once I nearly ran over a Bald Eagle that was feeding in the middle of
the Island Highway.

I did hear there were lots of them in Alaska....
and I'm wondering if that is another effect of so-called "Global Warming"

Menopausin  (Level: 35.5 - Posts: 112)
Fri, 25th Dec '09 3:42 PM

Merry Christmas!!!
I didn't see the video. My husband and I go fishing quite a bit in spring, summer and fall. We live in Alabama. There are several places here you can go to see them. We were at a reservoir in NW Alabama night fishing a couple years ago. Early the next morning we were fortunate to see one that had just caught it's breakfast. It was in the air with the fish in it's talons. The fish was struggling. It landed on a dead tree that the top had broken off of. We watched as it ate. (We had our binoculars with us.) Since then, we have seen a couple more flying over. We hope they are populating the area there.
Last summer at a local county lake, run by the state government, we saw one, a young one, trying to catch a dead fish floating on top of the water. After several tries, with some smaller birds trying to scare it off, it went on.
I don't believe in global warming. I believe it's natural climate change that runs in cycles. Sure, we contribute to the air pollution. But the decline of the bald eagle is mainly due to the only predator the regal bird And bad weather. Not the 'global warming' type talked of.
Here is a link to an article that talks of it
You might have to copy it into your browser.
Have a safe and merry Christmas!

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 25th Dec '09 8:09 PM

We have seen bald eagles many times in the eastern U.P. of Michigan. When we reported our first sighting to the Forest Service office west of St Ignace a few years ago we were told that they were getting so common that they don't record the sightings anymore. They were so unconcerned about it that we did not report the Wolf we spotted a few days later.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sat, 26th Dec '09 5:03 AM

I believe indigenous wolves were also on the list of "Endangered Species"
so they imported them from Canada and Alaska....
Good job we're here and so lacking in these icons of
North America are able to survive.

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