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In Massachusetts, a 'Really Exciting' Bald Eagle Nest

It's the first active nest in Cape Cod in more than a century

(Newser) - For the first time in 115 years, a bald eagle nest with eggs has been spotted on Cape Cod. The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife has reported a "dramatic uptick" in active bald eagle nests this spring, with more than 70 seen across the state, reports CNN . Nine... More »

Texting Eagles Bust Budget of Scientists

Birds flew into regions where texts were expensive

(Newser) - A Russian wildlife group is seeking donations after eagles they were tracking racked up big cellphone bills abroad, per the AP . Elena Shnayder of the Center For Wild Animal Rehabilitation said Thursday that the group had fitted young steppe eagles with transmitters programmed to send text messages with their positions... More »

'There Was Flapping of Wings and Then It Was Gone'

Tiny dog somehow manages to survive being snatched by eagle

(Newser) - Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister's little white dog from her yard and disappeared over the trees. Did he really just see that? The AP reports he had. Zoey the 8-pound bichon frise was gone, taken by a hungry raptor Tuesday... More »

Bald Eagle Injured During Storm Gets DC Treatment

You can't get any more American on the Fourth of July than this

(Newser) - Liberty (or is it Justice?) is injured. But don't fret: The bald eagle is expected to be back flying over Washington, DC, before long. The bird—believed to be one of a pair, named Liberty and Justice, who've long lived at the Metropolitan Police Academy, per the Washington ... More »

Eagle Snatches Hiker's Phone

It happened in a 'birder's paradise' in Alaska

(Newser) - Unalaska is described as a "birder's paradise" on the Alaska Department of Fish and Game's website . But a Coast Guard officer had a decidedly different experience in this town nestled in the Aleutian Islands when a leisurely hike turned into a blitz against him by a bald... More »

First Baby Bald Eagle Hatches From Egg on DC Livecam

2nd eaglet is expected soon

(Newser) - A tiny bald eagle has fully emerged from its shell in a nest high above Washington, the AP reports. The first signs of hatching were spotted in the nest at the US National Arboretum earlier this week. The District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment announced in a statement... More »

13 Bald Eagles Found Dead in Maryland

Federal wildlife authorities are investigating

(Newser) - Bald eagles are making a comeback , but on Saturday in Maryland, 13 of them were found dead. Investigators were called to a farm on the Eastern Shore that day after a man who was searching for antlers shed by deer stumbled upon four of the dead eagles, the Baltimore Sun... More »

Eagles Are Being Trained to Take Down Drones

It's not yet clear if the process is safe for the birds

(Newser) - Dutch police have come up with a pretty crazy way of taking out drones: eagles. Law enforcement in the Netherlands is teaming up with a raptor training company to train the birds of prey to "intercept" quadcopters, the Verge reports, citing local media and a video report . Wired reports... More »

Nest Webcam Viewers Mad After Watching Eaglet Die

Wildlife expert says that's nature, and webcam isn't a 'baby monitor'

(Newser) - People keeping an eye on two baby eagles via a nest webcam in Maine got a lesson last weekend in just how brutal nature can be: One of the eaglets attacked its sibling for all the world to see, reports the Bangor Daily News . That prompted pleas from all over... More »

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