Two eagles electrocuted in Alaska

Filed under:Brookings Routing Docket,News coverage — posted by admin on February 12, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

eagleeye

Not one, but TWO electrocuted eagles in Alaska!  See the Kodial Caily Mirror for info on the second, unbanded, eagle.

Here’s an example of what is likely to happen if they build the CapX 2020 transmission line across the Minnesota River — eagle, extra crispy:

Leg band confirms electrocuted Kodiak bald eagle was Alaska’s second-oldest on record


By DAN JOLING , Associated Press

Last update: February 11, 2011 – 10:12 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Kodiak Island bald eagle survived 25 years of Alaska hazards but met an unfortunate fate last month on the crossbar of a utility pole: electrocution.

A band attached to its leg showed the bird to be the second-oldest bald eagle documented in Alaska and one of the oldest in the country.

“It would be, based on the bird-banding record that I’ve seen, one of the top 10 oldest birds ever recorded,” said Robin Corcoran, a wildlife biologist from the Kodiak Island National Wildlife Refuge.

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