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Re: more Bald Eagle stuff

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 10:00, B tH<soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.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.

Kelly Clowers