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By: Pat B (offline) on Wednesday, April 25 2012 @ 01:42 PM EDT  
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Where eagles dare ....... not fly:
Waterloo looms as wind farms power town revolt

by: Graham Lloyd, Environment Editor From: The Australian
April 21, 2012 12:00AM

A DEAD wedge-tailed eagle, chicken eggs without yolks and a dysfunctional village with residents bursting to flee. This is the clean-energy revolution Waterloo-style, where the nation's biggest wind turbines have whipped up a storm of dissent.

Adelaide University has been drawn into a controversy that threatens to spin out of control after one of its masters students asked residents of Waterloo, 120km north of Adelaide, what they really thought about living near windmills and was knocked over in an avalanche of complaint.

Yesterday, a South Australian Department of Environment and Heritage officer collected the remains of a juvenile wedge-tailed eagle from the base of one of the Waterloo wind farm turbine towers. He said it would be X-rayed and examined to establish the cause of death.


Black Springs farmer Kym Dixon next to a dead wedge-tailed eagle, which was found 180m from wind turbines in the South Australian town of Waterloo. Picture: Vanessa Hunter Source: The Australian

It may help to explain why, according to one local ranger, three wedge-tailed eagle nesting areas identified before the turbines began to operate 18 months ago are no longer active.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources district manager Ian Falkenberg said initial observations of the eagle remains showed a punctured skull and major fractures of the right wing, including a significant break about three inches from the shoulder.

GPS readings showed the remains were located 180m from the base of the tower.

Mr Falkenberg said eagles in the mid-north of South Australia were in lower numbers than in other parts of the state and considered "vulnerable" at a regional assessment level.

He said prior to the wind turbines at Waterloo, there were three eagle territories but was not aware of any of those territories now being active.

According to wind farm operator TRUenergy, there are still active wedge-tailed eagle populations in the hills.

TRUenergy spokeswoman Sarah Stent said: "Eagle monitoring on site of resident population today shows no decrease in bird numbers."

TRUenergy acquired the Waterloo wind farm last year and has announced a $40 million expansion. It is also planning a wind farm development at Stony Gap. The company insists it has broad community support and certainly the strong backing of the SA government.

Waterloo has become a hotbed of concern among locals, many of whom claim to be suffering ill-effects from the wind turbine development.

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By: elle (offline) on Thursday, April 26 2012 @ 09:59 PM EDT  
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Eagle-part defence rejected


Postmedia News April 26, 2012

A man who told a judge he had an aboriginal right to trade eagle parts that he kept stashed at a North Vancouver workshop has lost his court case.


Read more: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Eagle ... z1tCa94eSB


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By: elle (offline) on Thursday, May 24 2012 @ 06:37 PM EDT  
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Mutilated eagles found on Gabriola Island beach

One bird was shot, stuffed into plastic bag and discovered with talons cut off and feathers missing


Tamara Cunningham, Daily News
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012
Two mutilated eagle carcasses have been found on Gabriola Island shores this spring, raising concern of illegal eagle-parts trafficking.

Pedestrians found an eagle on Spring Beach in March that had been shot and stuffed into a plastic bag. Its talons had been cut off and its feathers gone, according to a volunteer with the Gabriola Rescue of Wildlife Society.


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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, September 21 2012 @ 07:33 PM EDT  
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Eagle Found Injured on M-61

Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:43 pm | Updated: 11:22 am, Fri Sep 21, 2012.
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An American Bald Eagle, likely one of the pair often spotted at the nest on M-61 east of Center Fireline, was reported injured Tuesday. DNR Officer Steve Lockwood located the eagle near the area where the nest is at, and transported the injured bird to a bird of prey rehabilitation team. We plan to follow his or her progress and will keep our readers updated. If you have access to a computer, sign up for updates on our website; and like us on Facebook. We have more pictures posted online and plan to post updates as we get them.
http://www.gladwinmi.com/news/eagle-found-injured-on-m/article_915b2bc2-01d1-11e2-a869-001a4bcf887a.html

Injured Eagle Has DiedPosted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:39 pm | Updated: 2:39 pm, Fri Sep 21, 2012.

GLADWIN COUNTY - According to information from DNRE officials, the injured eagle found on M-61 has passed away. An autopsy is planned for the bird. He or she was found on M-61 east of Center Fireline Tuesday and reported. The bird reportedly passed away while en route to a bird of prey rehabilitation center.
http://www.gladwinmi.com/news/injured-eagle-has-died/article_df638ade-01fa-11e2-bf14-0019bb2963f4.html

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By: Pat B (offline) on Saturday, September 14 2013 @ 10:04 AM EDT  
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Sad article on the number of eagles being killed by wind farms!

In the Daily Mail



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By: elle (offline) on Friday, March 11 2016 @ 07:48 PM EST  
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This is heartbreaking and extremely disturbing. The eagles are being left to die and the fear is there are more that have not been discovered.

Shot and poisoned bald eagles on Vancouver Island


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By: Windsong (offline) on Thursday, September 01 2016 @ 06:46 AM EDT  
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This one goes back a few months to March, but I didn't see it posted, so I added it.

13 eagles found dead in Maryland. Cause unknown yet. Will add more to post if I can find more recent info.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016 ... -maryland/

ADD: Found an update, there were no signs of trauma. The believe the eagles were poisoned by poisoned carcases put out to control rodents.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/13- ... ts-n536276

ADD: Aug 2016 - Feds may close case due to lack of evidence
http://wtop.com/maryland/2016/08/feds-c ... les-in-md/

Please, please, please don't use insecticides, pesticides, or poisons. We can end up killing more than just the intended pest.

ADD: Five others were found dead in Sussex County, and another five found in Piney Neck were rehabilitated and recovered.
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/new ... /89094748/


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By: Windsong (offline) on Thursday, September 01 2016 @ 07:37 AM EDT  
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Another sad one I came upon, that I did not see posted here. Happened in July 2016. Bald Eagle was shot in Hamilton County TENN:

http://www.wdef.com/2016/07/07/reward-b ... unty-7500/


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