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Canada geese put one over on American eagle

Wildlife News

Sunday, April 19, 2009

BEAVER DAM, Miss. -- With mating season in full swing for Canada geese, people have no doubt seen the tall, majestic-looking birds nesting on the ground all over the Mid-South.

But Mike Boyd can show you something you probably haven't seen when it comes to geese.


On the edge of his property at historic Beaver Dam Lake, just outside of Tunica, Boyd can point to a pair of Canada geese sitting in an eagle's nest more than 80 feet off the ground.

The geese didn't wait for the eagles to leave and then claim an abandoned nest. They actually fought off the eagles and have forcefully occupied their home for two weeks despite their constant protests. 


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Canada geese have claimed squatters' rights to this eagle's nest at Beaver Dam Lake near Tunica, Miss.

Canada geese have claimed squatters' rights to this eagle's nest at Beaver Dam Lake near Tunica, Miss.

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Vibrant bald eagle population finds a home on the James

Wildlife News


Published: March 16, 2009

CHARLES CITY On a cold morning before dawn, Libby Mojica worked by headlamp to wire up explosives in a farm field. If all went well, the explosives would launch three rockets to carry a 60-foot net over a bald eagle.

Biologists Mojica, 31, and Bryan Watts, 48, are trapping and studying eagles along the James River, which runs beside the field at Weyanoke Point in Charles City County.

The research should help experts help the majestic birds, perhaps by pointing out territories in need of protection. READ REST OF STORY HERE


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Vibrant bald eagle population finds a home on the James


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Norfolk's eagle babies get their braclets

Wildlife News
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Scientists have attached a satellite tracker to a baby bald eagle nesting at Norfolk Botanical Garden.

The female bird now has a 2.5-ounce backpack transmitter that will allow College of William & Mary scientists to follow her for three years and learn about eagle roosting and migration as well as eagle ecology around the Chesapeake Bay.

The college's Center for Conservation Biology already is following 65 transmitter-outfitted eagles in the upper bay area; the eagle outfitted Wednesday is the first in the southeast Virginia area.

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The babies in Norfolk's famous bald eagle family got their braclets this morning - identifying them for a lifetime.


Biologists took the three rapidly-growing eaglets from their nest at Norfolk Botanical Garden and put the silver-colored bands on each of the three youngsters After a quick photo, the three quickly were put back into their nest and attended to by mom and dad.





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Mockingbird vs. eagle in Williamsburg

Wildlife News

 The Virginian-Pilot
© May 31, 2009


While covering the recent LPGA golf tournament in Williamsburg, Virginian-Pilot photographer L. Todd Spencer encountered a mockingbird sparring with an immature bald eagle at the 18th hole. In this video, Todd describes the display of undeterred persistence and nonchalant resistance.


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Center gives 'ratty' bird a second chance to soar

Conservation & Preservation

Eagle rescued at King George Landfill is rehabilitated, released

Date published: 4/30/2009


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Next to a grove of pines in Caledon Natural Area, six bald eagles scattered as Ed Clark's Toyota pickup pulled up yesterday afternoon.

The resident eagles at the King George County nature preserve along the Potomac River were about to have company.

Clark, president of the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, opened the back window of his truck--license plate 4D BIRDS--to reach a large cage containing a year-old bald eagle.




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