Dec 18, 2016

Decorah eagles poisoned and electrocuted

The famous Decorah eagles and a back-up pair have returned to their nests, mating and getting ready for the next batch of babies expected early next year.
The eggs and eaglets will be monitored closely because only one in 10 eagles survives to adulthood. At least 5 Decorah eagles have been electrocuted on power lines.
And this year, only two of the five hatched survived. One juvenile was hit by a car while going after road kill. And a mother and her eaglet were unintentionally poisoned by the insecticide Methomyl. The Resource Raptor Project (RRP) is doing public information programs about Methomyl and is working with power companies to make their lines safer for birds.

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