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Sea Eagles Spotted At Scottish Nature Reserve For First Time In Over 100 Years

According to a report by The Guardian, Sea Eagles have returned to Loch Lomond for the first time in over a century! That's a longgg time. Since their arrival to the area in early March, they have since been seen searching for suitable nesting sites, suggesting that they intend to stay in the area. "It is believed that this is the first time sea eagles have settled in Loch Lomond since their UK extinction in the early 20th century due to persecution and habitat changes, with the last known UK sighting before their reintroduction reported in Shetlend in 1918."

NatureScot's operations manager, Paul Roberts, had this to say: "This is the latest chapter in the continuing success story of sea eagle conservation. Along with our partners, we carefully manage the reserve to offer rich and diverse habitats to support a wide range of birds and other wildlife, so it's very rewarding to see the sea eagles return to Loch Lomond after all these years. We're working closely with Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority (LLTNPA) and RSPB Scotland to protect the birds and we are urging visitors to enjoy the reserve responsibly and make sure they don't disturb them." Story Via The Guardian.

Way to go NatureScot! We love to hear about wildlife conservation success stories, looks like the sea eagles have made their return and are here to stay!!

 

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All animals can get injured, but for the most part, when we think of rescues, we think of cats and dogs. That's why some animal rescues completely take us by surprise with how heart-wrenchingly amazing they are. We've come across stories amazing stories such as: an 'ugly' fish being rescued from abusive owners, a rescued bobcat kitten whose favorite toy is fennel, an injured fox being rescued using using a box of cat treats

And the latest one we are presenting to you here is the story of a bald eagle who was injured in the wild and had its elbow dislocated. Never did we think we'd feel such heartbreak over an injured bald eagle, but we do, and we are so so so thankful to the amazing people who are helping it until it can be released back into the wild on its own. 

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Migrating Eagles Accrued a Huge Cellular Bill That Forced Scientists to Take Out a Loan to Pay For Them

Turns out, roaming isn't cheap. 

Migrating eagles with tracking beacons that send texts reportedly accrued roaming charges so high that scientists had to take out a loan to pay for them, as well as attempt to raise money from a crowdfunding campaign — because some of the birds made unexpected detours. 

Story via; BBC


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5 Animals That Are Part Of The American Culture And Deserve Our Appreciation On 4th Of July

You may not realize it, but patriotic animals appear often in our everyday lives — on the coins we use and the stamps we send our mail with. These animals have a more symbolic meaning to our country than we probably think about during the rest of the year, so this holiday is a great time to honor them. Via: Vet Street

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The non-traditional family trio is caring for three little baby eagles that hatched in a nest along the Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois. Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge, set up the webcam in 2011, allowing the world watch the incredible interactions between the three, two males and a female, which is incredibly rare to see as males tend to be territorial. 

The eagles have also been named, the males go by Valor I and Valor II, and the female is named Starr. 

According to the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi Refuge, these birds have quite a back story, as well. The original trio was formed in 2013, when the female then chose a new mate, Valor II, and Valor I decided to stay throughout the breeding season. The original female was killed by another eagle in 2017, yet the two males stayed together and courted a new female after their first mate died. That female was Starr. And Here we are, two years later and three baby eaglets receiving extra love and care from a total of three parents. 

Story by ABC 7



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Stressed? Anxious? Worried? It’s quite common to be filled with existential dread this time of year, what with the holidays and New Years and all. It can be a lot. 

Well, it’s time to get back to basics and remember what it’s all about. Take anywhere from 10 seconds to the rest of your life checking out the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam, which is live right now on YouTube.

This should be enough to chill you out and get through the rest of this hellhole of a year.

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A pair of Bald Eagles in Washington DC will soon be welcoming some baby eagles to their nest! Mr. President and The First Lady, yes those are their names, have two eggs that are ready to hatch and The American Eagle Foundation is live streaming the entire event. This may be the most American thing we have ever witnessed.

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Drones are pretty cool but in the wrong hands they can do some pretty scary things, like spy on people or drop any number of harmful things on an unsuspecting public. Or this:



The point is, it's important to have a defense against drones. That's why the Dutch National Police force have started training eagles to take down drones and look awesome doing it. These birds of prey are the perfect weapon to take down a drone because of their super strong talons and the fact that they can fly.

The only problem so far is that the drone blades could still injure the eagles which means someday our future may include armored eagles.

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