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Tue., Jan. 7, 2014, 4:50 p.m.

Poor visibility postpones CdA eagle survey

A bald eagle snatches a spawned out kokanee from the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene in January 2014. (Jaime Johnson)
A bald eagle snatches a spawned out kokanee from the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene in January 2014. (Jaime Johnson)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The weekly survey of bald eagles gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene was postponed today because of poor visibility caused by the incoming storm.

Carrie Hugo, BLM wildlife biologists, said she saw enough eagles to believe that the eagle numbers are still high.  In last week's survey she counted 217.

She said she'll try again on Wednesday to do the survey.

But  Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson hit it right on Monday, coming before the storm and finding plenty of action for good, sharp photos, as you can see above.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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