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.

Tuesday 4 March 2014

Eagle foundation concerned about numbers of young birds in Rock River Valley

Rockford Register Star 
Posted Feb. 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am 

ROCKFORD - For area bird watchers, it's been an eagle kind of winter.

As bitter temperatures froze many rivers to the north, more eagles came south to find open water below dams where to catch fish.

But for a Jo Daviess County organization that does annual eagle counts, it's been a year to wonder what happened to the youngsters?

Terrence N. Ingram, president and executive director of the Eagle Nature Foundation in Apple River, said the preliminary figures show the proportion of immature eagles, birds between ages 1 and 3, to 4-year-old sub-adult birds was smaller than the historical average during an annual eagle count Jan. 25.

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