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Deb Doodah⭐
Tue May 28 2019, 08:03PM

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It’s was so sad tonight to watch Jackie standing and looking at Cookie for the longest time. Just makes my heart ache. A mother losing a child, no matter the species, is so painful.
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Skyline Drive
Thu May 30 2019, 09:32AM

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necropsy hypothermia they had that ground squirrel in the nest.

Be careful use gopher traps not poisons

At least seven eagles have died in areas along Maryland's Eastern Shore since March 1.Authorities believe they are being poisoned by a pesticide banned since 2009.The poison is passed through the food chain to the birds when they scavenge dead animals.

Wildlife police say bald eagles are dying at an alarming rate along Maryland's Eastern Shore - likely thanks to reckless landowners who set out poison to kill foxes, raccoons and other "nuisance" animals.

Six eagles were found dead March 1 in Kent County, near the Chesapeake Bay on the northern end of the Delmarva Peninsula, according to the Maryland Natural Resources Police. A great horned owl was also dead, and several other eagles were significantly sickened.

Maryland officers as well as agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have since found several other dead eagles in the same area, and three seriously ill eagles were found about 45 miles south in Talbot County on April 3. Two of those were treated and are in stable condition, but one died at the scene. The eagles were scavenging on the carcass of a red fox.

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All the dead and sickened eagles showed signs of ingesting poison. The illegal chemical carbofuran, a pesticide that killed millions of birds before it was banned in the U.S. in 2009, has been confirmed to have poisoned at least some of the bald eagles, Natural Resources Police Lt. Roy Rafter told the Associated Press. Police think old stocks of the pesticide are being used to kill foxes and other farm pests. The eagles, in turn, are poisoned when they feast on the dead animal's remains.

Thirteen eagles were found sickened under similar circumstances in the same region of Maryland in 2016.

“At best, it’s reckless, and, at worst, it could be a deliberate crime,” American Bird Conservancy President Mike Parr told the AP.

Parr added: “It’s tragic. It seems deliberate from our point of view.”

Maryland Natural Resources Police are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps solve the case.

“It is hard to believe that not one person has information of persons placing a toxic poison that has killed no fewer than twenty eagles in these areas," Fish and Wildlife Services Agent Jay Pilgrim said in a press release. "The only way this stops is if the local communities come forward with information.”

Bald eagles are no longer listed under the Endangered Species Act, but they are still federally protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Maryland's Eastern Shore is an especially favorable habitat for the birds.

“That’s like bald eagle central,” Parr told the AP. “This area is hugely important for bald eagles in the Lower 48 (states

I hope the Indian head test pattern avatar makes the P.C. snowflakes melt
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Thu May 30 2019, 12:46PM
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Interesting to watch the remaining babe moving around nest material itself.

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Lumber Jill ⭐
Sat Jun 01 2019, 07:53PM


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An interesting video about eagle chick feather length.

What doesn't kill me does NOT make me stronger. It makes me anxious, bitchy, and vulnerable...but nobody wants to see that embroidered on a pillow...Lisa Kogan...thx LXL...sorry i stole it from you! Ok, maybe I'm not sorry :-P

Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow...Larry the Cable Guy
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Polar Orbit
Fri Jun 14 2019, 04:11PM
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It looks like Cookie has crumbled away enough we don't have to look at it anymore.

Don't blame me! I was left unsupervised!
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©ammy ⭐
Tue Jul 09 2019, 08:34PM

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I saw this eagle in a tree near the lake in Fawnskin this afternoon. Given the proximity to the nest and the fact I don't see any brown in the white feathers, it's gotta be Jackie.

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Gorgeous pix, thanks!
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Skyline Drive
Wed Jul 10 2019, 12:31PM

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EAGLE snatches TROUT out of lake || BIG BEAR LAKE, CA || Battle With Gulls

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I hope the Indian head test pattern avatar makes the P.C. snowflakes melt
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Polar Orbit
Thu Jul 18 2019, 11:45PM
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Jackie arrives empty taloned, 2019-07-18 17:31:47. Simba had a hysterical fit.

Don't blame me! I was left unsupervised!
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Polar Orbit
Fri Jul 19 2019, 12:14AM
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Shadow a bit later with dinner. 2019-07-18 17:46:22

Don't blame me! I was left unsupervised!
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Airport Razz
Oct 19 : 09:42am
And I don't mean have a radio unit sitting on 38 on Tuesday and Wednesday to bust the locals (although, a few of them need to chill a tad also). Need the extra patrol on the weekends!!!!!!!!!!!!

Airport Razz
Oct 19 : 09:39am
Wow, I have come through the snow valley passing lanes at a fairly high rate of speed in my younger days and when had the sports car. You have to be doing something completely moronic and stupid to do what this idiot just pulled off. I do hope that no one died or seriously hurt. CHP, you need to do something about the speed issues continually happening that last couple of years. Could be you coming around that corner next time.

Oct 19 : 09:05am
9:02AM [9] 101-21 REQUEST TOW TRUCK

Oct 19 : 08:30am
As far as BVES wiring goes, up here in Surgarloaf it looks like something out of the 1800's with wires running every which way, My house is fed from a spice off of wires down the middle of the street. I would much prefer if it all was underground.

Oct 18 : 10:25pm
I'll try to find the legal discussion on this and repost it here.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 09:50pm
Naw, it's specific to the threat, could be anywhere from hours to days. In our area it would generally be less than 24 hrs. Up in norcal they had had a multiday event so the outage duration followed.

Oct 18 : 08:53pm
This is not just a few hours folks. The new law prescribes very specific actions that a power company must follow once they've shut down. None of those actions can take place in a few hours- more like a few days.

©ammy ⭐
Oct 18 : 08:47pm
ButlerPeakFire - What took them so long to getting around to figuring out they needed to upgrade their system to be less prone to starting fires during conditions that we've been seeing, well....forever?

Oct 18 : 08:42pm
BVS follows SCE standards and works with the same contract design firms. Mine being one of them. They are currently starting to upgrade their systems for covered conductor. This should help strengthen their system against outages and phase to phase arcing that can create wildfires.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 08:24pm
Yeah, it's all more or less the same thing... thankfully, we don't get the real strong Santa ana winds as in the valleys, passes and canyons.

Oct 18 : 08:23pm
Oh, I forgot about BVES. Thsts the same thing Edison has going. I think its being mandated by the PUC. Two weeks ago Edison had lots of warnings and some turn offs. This week there are warnings but not in this area. Some in San Berdo though.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 08:01pm
We're not SCE, we're Bear Valley Electric Service (Big Bear Valley). This is the new standard to try and prevent the ignition of wildfires during times of high fire danger.

It's a proactive approach to protect life & property. [Click Here]

Oct 18 : 07:44pm
0n the Edison outage information web page, I dont see any of our nearby areas currently being considered for wind related shutdowns. Am I wrong.

Oct 18 : 07:29pm
I am a bit concerned that people are "normalizing" the behavior of the power company's potential shutdown of our power by comparing that to TRUE preparedness for disasters! This is a power company created crisis, NOT a natural disaster.

Benny ⭐
Oct 18 : 07:21pm
Remember we went through this same fire drill less than a week ago and power wasn't cut, this will be a weaker Santa Ana event, so I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Always be prepared just in case!

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