White-tailed Eagles in the Media 2014

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Post by maertha » January 25th, 2014, 5:09 pm

16.Young White-tailed Eagle identified by its rings near Juodkrantė. Lithuania, January 2013

According to the article, eight White-tailed Eagle chicks were ringed in 2013 in the Curonian Spit National Park, where the bird was seen.

Source: Gyvūnų klubas, 24 January 2014 http://www.15min.lt/naujiena/gyvunu-klu ... 0734?cf=df
Update, 30 January 2014 http://ru.delfi.lt/news/live/na-kurshsk ... d=63890528 Source: DELFI ru,delfi.lt

Juodkrantė is a small village located on the Curonian Spit. More information about the country and the national park here on Lithuania´s official gateway. http://www.lietuva.lt/en/tourism/what_t ... onal_parks

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Post by maertha » January 25th, 2014, 5:10 pm

17.Winter eagle viewing trip in the Uljanowsk region. Russia, January 2014

Source: Mosaica.ru, 24 January 2014 http://mosaica.ru/news/sport/2014/01/23/26979

“Ulyanovsk is a city and the administrative center of Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Volga River 893 kilometers (555 mi) east from Moscow.” (Wikipedia)

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Post by maertha » January 25th, 2014, 5:11 pm

18.Successful start for live-stream camera near eagle feeding area in Hungary

The place was created to provide food for the endangered imperial eagles.
White-tailed Eagles and other birds and animals visit the feeding ground too.

Source: Hirado.Hu, 24 January 2014 http://www.hirado.hu/2014/01/24/igen-ne ... as-kamera/
Live camera: http://imperialeagle.hu/content/webcam

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Post by maertha » January 25th, 2014, 5:14 pm

19.Vets decided that rescued eagle from Poland has to stay in wildlife conservation center. Czech Republic, January 2014

The adult male Eagle was found last year in the ČR with severe wing injuries - about 300 kilometres from the village of Krzywin in Poland, where he was ringed in May 2008.

Source: deník.cz, 25 January 2014. By Karel Hutr
http://pribramsky.denik.cz/zpravy_regio ... 20140.html

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Post by maertha » January 25th, 2014, 5:15 pm

20.Gotcha! White-tailed Eagles in the Českolipsko region, Czech Republic. January 2014

Local ornithologists reported three current sightings.
Source: deník.cz, 25 January 2014. By Michael Polák http://ceskolipsky.denik.cz/zpravy_regi ... 40125.html

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Post by maertha » January 27th, 2014, 6:09 pm

21.Sea eagle progress. UK/Scotland, January 2014

Source: The Scottish Farmer, 27 January 2014. By Alison Mann http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news ... s.23257244
See also doc. 12-15 viewtopic.php?f=46&t=628

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Post by maertha » January 27th, 2014, 11:08 pm

22.Wildlife expert rejects calls to control sea eagles. UK/Scotland, January 2014

“One of Britain's leading wildlife experts has rejected calls for the number of white-tailed eagles in Scotland to be controlled.”

Source: BBC News, Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland, 27 January. By David Miller
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-e ... e-25921453

See also WtE in the Media 2014, doc. 12-15 viewtopic.php?f=46&t=628
and WtE in the Media 2013, doc. 158.: White-tailed Eagles blamed for sheep deaths. UK/Scottland, December 2013
viewtopic.php?f=46&t=538&start=160

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Post by maertha » January 29th, 2014, 5:30 pm

23.Where eagles gather in Northern Germany. January 2014

A photographer reported up to nine birds at the Elbe River near the village of Hohnstorf last weekend.
According to the article, seven young WtE were born in this region in 2013, but the origin of the observed birds is unknown.

Source: LZ online, 29 January 2014 http://www.landeszeitung.de/blog/lokale ... e-seeadler
Hohnstorf is located in Northern Germany, about 50 kilometres southeast of Hamburg. http://www.hohnstorf.de/

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Post by maertha » January 29th, 2014, 5:33 pm

24.Imperial Eagle found shot near the village of Raykova Mogila, one week after a White-tailed Eagle found injured in the same region. Southern Bulgaria, January 2014

Source: Agency "Focus", 29 January 2014 http://www.focus-news.net/news/2014/01/ ... lkani.html

Here the complete story - with many thanks to Hristina Klisurova from the Wildlife Rescue Center "Green Balkans" for allowing this article to be published at the Haliaeetus albicilla Collection, Looduskalender

On January 27th, 2014, Green Balkans received a signal from officials of Svilengrad Municipality about an Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) in distress in the area of Raykova Mogila village. The team of “Lesser Kestrel Recovery” LIFE11 NAT/BG/360 project implemented by Green Balkans in Sakar responded immediately. The initial inspection of the bird revealed that it was a bird of about 3 years of age, with lesions on the left wing and leg.

Following the timely coordination with the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water in Haskovo, the Imperial Eagle was transported to Green Balkans’ Wildlife Rescue Center in Stara Zagora. The thorough examination carried out by the veterinary specialists of the Rescue Center confirmed our fears, and the X-ray provided undisputable evidence for the diagnosis – gunshot wounds. The team of the Center hopes that, despite its serious condition, the eagle will recover as a result of the specialized therapy.

What is particularly worrying here is the fact that less than a week ago, in the same area, a team of Green Balkans found another victim of poachers - White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Unfortunately, the bird died from its wounds caused by poachers. Green Balkans’ team express their serious concern that in the area of Raikova Mogila village poachers shoot deliberately at these majestic birds, which are protected by the Bulgarian and the European legislation.

Nowadays, when conservation organizations and institutions invest significant resources in biodiversity conservation, while some individuals are lead by their own whims and complexes, shooting at these rare birds can be only considered crime and poaching. Signal about this encroachment upon nature will be referred to the Prosecutor’s Office in Haskovo.

And the Imperial Eagle has been fighting for its life for more than 24 hours now…

Source: Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre – Green Balkans in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
http://www.greenbalkans-wrbc.org/show.p ... &cat_id=35
Update, 1 February 2014: Successful operation for the shot Imperial Eagle
http://greenbalkans.org/show.php?langua ... &cat_id=35

Read more about the dead WtE in the topic “First Aid - Injured or Sick Raptors - Wildlife Crime”, doc. 83.:
Poachers armed with rifles killed a White-tailed Eagle in Bulgaria viewtopic.php?f=46&t=241&start=80

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Post by maertha » January 31st, 2014, 8:49 pm

25.Fifth White-tailed Eagle pair in Northern Friesland. Germany, January 2014

There are four breeding pairs in Northern Friesland. As yet no nest could be found in the area where the new couple was observed.

Source: Nordfriesland Tageblatt, 31 January 2014 http://www.shz.de/lokales/nordfriesland ... 80461.html

Northern Friesland:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nordfriesland
http://www.nordfriesland.de/

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Post by maertha » January 31st, 2014, 8:51 pm

26.Parliament hears sea eagle concerns. UK/Scotland, January 2014

Source: The Scottish Farmer, 31 January 2014 http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news ... s.23313851

See also doc. 22

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Post by maertha » February 1st, 2014, 10:05 am

27.Another case of a White-tailed Eagle poisoning with carbofuran in the Czech Republic confirmed. January 2014

The eagle was found mid-January near the village of Klášter, about 30 kilometres south of Plzeň in western Bohemia. (See doc. 7)
Sources: Novinkky.cz, 31 January 2014 http://www.novinky.cz/krimi/326270-vzac ... ranem.html
Idnes.cz, 31 January 2014. By Martina Vyroubalová http://plzen.idnes.cz/orel-se-otravil-z ... zpravy_mav


According to the project Karbofuran.cz which fights against such poisonings in the Czech Republic, a second current investigation is on the way. This bird was found on 25th January (Strakonice district). Up to ten White-tailed Eagles and hundreds of other birds and animals are killed by the pesticide carbofuran every year, even though it is banned in the European Union.

Karbofuran.cz is operated by Czech Society for Ornithology as a part of the Free Wings programme.
Read more: http://www.karbofuran.cz/

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Post by maertha » February 4th, 2014, 6:21 pm

28.White-tailed Eagle egg thief goes to prison. Norway, January 2014

Two men were involved in the case - the court sentenced one of them to 45 days in prison and both to fines of NOK 1000 and 2000.

Source: fvn.no, 30 January 2014. By Hallgeir Oftedal http://www.fvn.no/lokalt/mandal/Stjal-e ... 46346.html

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Post by maertha » February 4th, 2014, 9:58 pm

29.New feeding area for White-tailed Eagles and other birds of prey. Sweden, February 2014

According to ecologist Thomas Strid from Huddinge, there are currently about 500 White-tailed Eagle pairs in Sweden.
The municipality brings roadkill as non-toxic food to the feeding ground to support the local birds of prey.

Source: mynewsdesk.com/press release by Huddinge Kommun, 4 February 2014
http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/huddinge/p ... ats-956837
Website Huddinge http://www.huddinge.se/en/

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Post by maertha » February 6th, 2014, 6:35 pm

30.Hobby gone out of control? Four men accused of illegal bird trading. Belgium, February 2014

Rare raptor species, sold as captive breeds, have actually been stolen from nests in the wild. According to the article, the main defender, a breeder, pleaded not guilty and referred to the thriving business as “hobby that got out of hand”. Read more: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20140203_00962128

Source: De Standaard, 4 February 2014. By Tom Ysebaert

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Post by maertha » February 6th, 2014, 6:40 pm

31.Hungarian “webcam eagle pair” starts new family. February 2014

The well prepared nest contains already one egg.

Source: Hirado.HU, 5 February 2014 http://www.hirado.hu/2014/02/05/ujraind ... zekkamera/
Live streaming video, along with information in Hungarian and English about the nest and the goals of the project here http://www.ustream.tv/channel/r%C3%A9ti ... ek/theater

Live streaming video on the website of the Hortobágy National Park: http://www.hnp.hu/retisas.php
Read more about the Hortobágy National Park in English: http://www.hnp.hu/index_en.php

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Post by maertha » February 8th, 2014, 8:21 pm

32.Potentially poisoned White-tailed Eagle rescued. Poland, January 2014

Source: Radio Szczecin on-line, 29 January 2014. Author: Monika Bielik
http://radioszczecin.pl/1,107927,ranny- ... ny-zdjecia

Another injured eagle was found in the same region last April, see topic "White-tailed Eagles in the Media 2013", doc. 56 and 63 viewtopic.php?f=46&t=538&start=60

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Post by maertha » February 14th, 2014, 12:18 am

33.Pirkanmaa/Tampere Region: A good place to see White-tailed Eagles in winter. Finland, February 2014

Sources: Lempäälän-Vesilahden Sanomat, Erkki Koivisto, 13 February 2014
http://lvs.fi/2014/02/13/kymmenia-merik ... ajarvelle/

Yle.fi, Jouni Tanninen, 13 February 2014
http://yle.fi/uutiset/merikotkat_talveh ... origin=rss

Information on the region in English http://www.pirkanmaa.fi/en/

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Post by maertha » February 14th, 2014, 12:20 am

34.White-tailed Eagle pair stops exploration of oil and gas. Germany, February 2014

Source: Märkische Oderzeitung, 13 February 2014 http://www.moz.de/nachrichten/brandenbu ... 1/1246635/

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Post by maertha » February 14th, 2014, 6:24 pm

35.Waterfowl census in Slovakia. February 2014

Source: Záhorák.sk, 10 February 2014 http://www.zahorak.sk/index.php/spravod ... nie-vtakov
See also Bird life Slovensko. http://www.vtaky.sk/stranka/95-Zimne

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