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Re: more Bald Eagle stuff
On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 10:00, B tH<email@example.com> wrote:
> Just saw the son of neighbor outside passing by and he told me the
> Wildlife-Park Service had built two artificial eagle nests on the far back
> side of the lake (inaccessible to the public - posted) and had released two
> pairs of eagles there. ÂHow they impress on them to 'stay' and not go flying
> off, I don't know. ÂAny bird-psychologists in the house? Â :-)
> However, I don't know if they've bred yet or the chicks made it.
> He did inform me that two weeks ago one of them died when it apparently was
> swooping and got hit by an SUV on Salem Rd - adjacent to the woods around the
> lake. ÂI guess they supplement their aquatic diet with small terrestrial
> animals much more than ospreys do?
I don't know about predation on small mammals, but I have seen many
Bald Eagles eating road kill (usually deer) in Montana.