“Eddy the Eagle” killed by a wind turbine – Where is the OUTRAGE America?

Bay Area Newws Group

WALNUT CREEK — A young female golden eagle rescued by San Ramon Valley firefighters in March and rehabilitated by Lindsay Wildlife Hospital died hours after being struck by a wind turbine.

Two power workers found the 12-pound raptor near a wind turbine at Altamont Pass in Livermore, according to officials from the Lindsay Wildlife Experience. The workers watched the sub-adult golden eagle struggle as she flew near the ground before falling.

She was brought to Lindsay Wildlife Hospital at 11 a.m. July 25, where Dr. Lana Krol identified that she was an eagle with a satellite telemetry backpack so biologists with East Bay Regional Parks can continue to track her flight paths.

A turbine struck the eagle’s left wing so hard that bones went missing as it shattered at the radius and ulna. The doctor determined that the raptor would never be able to fly again and she was euthanized later that day.

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