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.

Saturday 22 March 2014

PROTECTED BIRD SPECIES: Discovery of bald eagles at landfill spurs inquiry

Published 5:15 am, Friday, March 14, 2014

MILTON, Fla. (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials are investigating after four bald eagles were found at a Florida Panhandle landfill.

Two of the birds died. The other two have recovered and been released.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is examining the bird carcasses and testing blood samples from the surviving birds.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Regional Commander Bruce Coopertells the Northwest Florida Daily News ( ) that it's not clear that anyone intentionally harmed the eagles.

The birds were found by workers at a Santa Rosa County landfill near Milton. Bald eagles will eat carrion and are known to forage at landfill sites.

The bald eagle is no longer listed as an endangered species, but it is still protected by state and federal rules.


Information from: Northwest Florida Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Fla.),

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