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Famous eagle pair getting ready for their closeup

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The Norfolk, Virginia eagle cam was repositioned at the old nest. This link is to a WVEC news story and video.
http://www.wvec.com/news/topstories/sto ... d2c52.html

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Eagle cam goes live

Wildlife NewsFrom: Record Searchlight On-line

By Record Searchlight staff
Originally published 01:32 p.m., November 26, 2008
Updated 01:32 p.m., November 26, 2008

A webcam showing the nest of Redding's famous pair of bald eagles is now online.

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Eagle camera is set to go live next week

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From: Record Searchlight On-line

By Dylan Darling (Contact)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Redding's most famous raptors are set to go live - on the Web - Tuesday, when a camera on a pair of bald eagles nesting near Turtle Bay should start broadcasting.

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Panda in China zoo bites student who wanted a hug

Wildlife NewsPanda in China zoo bites student who wanted a hug By AUDRA ANG, Associated Press Writer Audra Ang, Associated Press Writer Sat Nov 22, 10:18 am ET

BEIJING – A college student in southern China was bitten by a panda after he broke into the bear's enclosure hoping to get a hug, state media and a park employee said Saturday.

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Bald Eagles in Catskills Show Increasing Mercury

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/25/scien ... .html?_r=1

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NY couple, trucker help injured butterfly migrate

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Mike Parwana for The Post-Star via AP
The human effect: This monarch butterfly was rescued by a woman from a roadside in upstate New York. She and her partner patched the butterfly's wing with two white splints (seen on the right wing), nursed the Lepidoptera back to health -- and persuaded a fellow Homo sapiens to transport the winged creature to Florida. 

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Animals at risk in Nanaimo

Wildlife News http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_is ... 74879.html

By Toby Gorman - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Published: November 19, 2008 3:00 PM
Updated: November 19, 2008 4:25 PM

British Columbia needs to live up to its slogan as the ‘Best Place on Earth’ by creating endangered species legislation, several environmental groups say.
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Arsenic in woodpeckers

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In today's Sun, Larry Pynn reported that woodpeckers in BC carry high levels of arsenic. The source is an arsenic compound (MSMA) used in BC in the recent past in a bid to reduce outbreaks of mountain pine beetle. Two scientific papers published by Christy Morrissey and her colleagues showed that BC woodpeckers forage on treated trees, they carried high, but variable amounts of MSMA, and that significant amounts of arsenic were transferred into the food chain. Other studies have shown that the toxin results in loss of weight of adult birds and increases the mortality of nestlings. Studies on the effect of MSAM on the size of woodpecker populations have not been done but the authors say that a combination of salvage logging and MSMA treatment is likely detrimental. Woodpeckers are one of nature's best predators on insects - they are drawn to infestations where they eat a lot of beetles and other insects.



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