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, 21 March 2014

PROTECTED BIRD SPECIES: Official: 2 bald eagles shot, killed in Wash.

Updated 9:21 pm, Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officer says two male bald eagles found dead east of Forks were fatally shot.

The Peninsula Daily News reports ( the birds found Saturday were an adult and an older juvenile. Wildlife Sgt. Eric Anderson said Wednesday the birds were shot with a rifle, apparently while perched on a branch near the Calawah River.

Anderson says it appears "the person simply shot them to kill them," rather than for feathers or body parts.

Fish and Wildlife is offering a maximum reward of $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Bald eagles were removed from the list of threatened or endangered species in 2007, but the bird is still protected under Washington state and federal law.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News,

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