Bald eagles

First egg for first eagles to nest in District of Columbia in 71 years

A screenshot Tuesday afternoon, March 27 from the eagle nest in D.C. (Image courtesy 2018 American Eagle Foundation, eagles.org)The bald eagle couple dubbed Mr. President and First Lady laid their first egg of 2018 on Sunday in Washington, D.C., according to eagle camera footage. They are the first eagles to nest in the District of Columbia in 71 years. Their…

Attacks and intrigue in Pennsylvania eagle nest drama

(Image courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission)Two bald eagles in York County, Pa., rose to social media fame four years ago after being featured on the state online eagle feed. Liberty and Freedom, as they were named by fans, quickly attracted a devoted following among wildlife lovers, who have watched, transfixed, as the eagle cam turned into a soap opera this…

Bald eagles nest in Cleveland for first time in more than 100 years

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)CLEVELAND — Naturalists say bald eagles are nesting in Cleveland for the first time in more than 100 years. The Plain Dealer reports a historical interpreter for the Cleveland Metroparks spotted a pair of eagles last year carrying sticks into a tree on a bluff overlooking the Cuyahoga River. The interpreter, Karen Lakus, and others…

Rescuers save two eagles, with talons locked, from frigid Pennsylvania river

Only federally recognized Native American tribes may possess any part of a bald or golden eagle.BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Two bald eagles with their talons locked were rescued from a Pennsylvania river. Pennsylvania Game Commission says in a recent Facebook post that a woman and her 11-year-old daughter saw the two mature, males eagles floating along the banks of the Susquehanna…

Record number of bald eagle nests in Nebraska

The farmer said he believes the water in Murtaugh Lake took longer to warm up this spring, meaning fewer carp in the lake were available to the eagles to eat as part of the normal diet. (Windigo Images)LINCOLN, Neb. — In 2017, a record 209 active bald eagle nests were estimated in Nebraska by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission….

Breeding bald eagle pairs reach a new high in Massachusetts

The farmer said he believes the water in Murtaugh Lake took longer to warm up this spring, meaning fewer carp in the lake were available to the eagles to eat as part of the normal diet. (Windigo Images)BOSTON — Wildlife officials say there were more territorial breeding bald eagle pairs documented in Massachusetts in 2017 than any other year since…

Virginia wildlife center admits 43rd bald eagle patient this year

Only federally recognized Native American tribes may possess any part of a bald or golden eagle.  WAYNESBORO, Va. — Hunters using lead ammunition are posing real harm to bald eagles. The Wildlife Center of Virginia has admitted its 43rd bald eagle patient of the year, a grim record for single-year admissions during the center’s 35-year history. Officials say nearly 70…

Rescued bald eagle oldest ever documented in Maine

Wildlife officials found a band on the bird’s leg and ran it through a database to learn that it had been banded shortly after hatching on June 21, 1983, making it nearly 34 years old — far beyond the average bald eagle lifespan of about 20 years in the wild.