As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Friday, 27 December 2013

13 bald eagles found dead since Dec. 1; causes of deaths remain unknown

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 12 bald eagles have died in Utah since the beginning of December, and wildlife experts don’t know why.

“We've never had this many birds come in, of one species, coming in as quickly and in this short of time span and having them all die,” said DaLyn Erickson-Marthaler, executive director of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.

Since Dec. 1, at least 13 majestic bald eagles have died. The latest, a 1-year-old female, died Saturday, Dec. 21. She was discovered last week near Centerville by a jogger and was brought to the rehabilitation center in Ogden.

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