Category: Captain Eagle

Trump’s Administration Increases risks of Poisoning Bald Eagle.

  In January, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a new policy to phase out the use of lead ammo and fishing tackle on more than 150 million acres of national wildlife refuges and other agency lands and waterways. Lead is a deadly toxin—one we’ve known about for ages—and it’s killing eagles around the […]

Friday March 24th, 2017 in Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles | Comments Off on Trump’s Administration Increases risks of Poisoning Bald Eagle.

Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 […]

Monday December 26th, 2016 in Articles, Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, News, Wind Power Technology | Comments Off on Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald Eagle Attacking an Osprey Nest

The attack came yesterday at dusk. With both Osprey parents away from their nest of three chicks, the Bald Eagle sweeps in from over the water. One of the Osprey parents suddenly enters the frame in tow and ready to defend the nest, but it can’t match the speed and power of the eagle, which manages to snag one of […]

Thursday November 3rd, 2016 in Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, News, Raptors, Video | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Attacking an Osprey Nest

Bald Eagle Stuck in a Moving Car’s Grille

In life, sometimes you’re the grille, and sometimes you’re the Bald Eagle. Alright, so that’s not exactly how the saying goes, but it turned out to be true for an unlucky Bald Eagle in Florida this past weekend. According to a Facebook post by Florida’s Clay County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, a Bald Eagle had to be rescued from the grille of a Saturn after the bird collided with the […]

Friday October 28th, 2016 in Birds, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Florida, News | Comments Off on Bald Eagle Stuck in a Moving Car’s Grille

Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Golden eagles may be more abundant in elevated, undeveloped landscapes with high wind speeds, according to a study published August 24, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Ryan Nielson from Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc., USA, and colleagues. Better understanding of golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) abundance and distribution across the developing western United States is needed […]

Tuesday September 20th, 2016 in Alps Eagles, Articles, Birds, Canada, Captain Eagle, Eagles, Research | Comments Off on Where are Golden Eagles the most Abundant?

Diet Affects the Evolution of Birds

How diet has affected the evolution of the 10,000 bird species in the world is still a mystery to evolutionary biology. A study by Daniel Kissling of the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (UvA) and colleagues from the University of São Paulo and the University of Utah shows how diet preferences have influenced bird […]

Wednesday April 27th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Articles, Birds, Captain Eagle, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Lieutenant Habicht, Research, Species | Comments Off on Diet Affects the Evolution of Birds

Research Reveals Trend in Bird-Shape Evolution on Islands

In groundbreaking new work, Natalie Wright, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Montana, has discovered a predictable trend in the evolution of bird shape. Her research showing that birds on islands have evolved toward flightlessness was published April 11, 2016 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Her partners include Christopher Witt of the […]

Monday April 18th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Articles, Birds, Cape Cod, Captain Eagle, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Lieutenant Habicht, Research, Species | Comments Off on Research Reveals Trend in Bird-Shape Evolution on Islands

Bird’s Superfast Vision

One may expect a creature that darts around its habitat to be capable of perceiving rapid changes as well. Yet birds are famed more for their good visual acuity. Joint research by Uppsala University, Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) now shows that, in small passerines (perching birds) in the wild, […]

Wednesday April 13th, 2016 in Admiral Pelicanous, Articles, Birds, Captain Eagle, Count Vlad, Dr. Hoots, Lieutenant Habicht, Research, Scotland, UK | Comments Off on Bird’s Superfast Vision