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THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2017

THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2017

FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016

An osprey flies with a partially eaten fish. (The Spokesman-Review)

Falling fish fries powerlines in Seattle

FISH STORIES – Utility officials say a falling fish knocked out power to nearly 200 customers this week in Seattle. While the city is famous for throwing and catching fish in Pike Place Market, this fish apparently was fumbled by a wild bird of prey....

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THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2015

Bald eagles are gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene to feast on spawning kokanee

Bald eagle numbers still increasing at Lake CdA 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles continue to flock into the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene for the annual feast of spawning kokanee, with more eagles counted this week. Today's survey by U.S. Bureau of Land Management biologist Carrie Hugo found 109 adults...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015

Bald eagles are attracted to spawning kokanee, which provide a feast when the fish congregate into bays and small streams suring fall and winter. About 130 bald eagles were counted near Granite Creek as Lake Pend Oreille's revived kokanee population was spawning in early December 2012. (Jesse Tinsley)

Bald eagle count grows at Lake Coeur d'Alene

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho's two largest lakes and bald eagles are loving it. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite Creek and in the Bayview shoreline area to take advantage of revived kokanee fisheries in Lake Pend Oreille....

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TUESDAY, NOV. 24, 2015

A bald eagle plucks a kokanee out of Lake Pend Oreille near Bayview. (Norma Jean Knowles)

Kokanee-eating bald eagles liven up Bayview area 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Reviving the kokanee fishery at Lake Pend Oreille is attracting more than fishermen. A good number of bald eagles are congregating in the Bayview area to hunt spawning kokanee, and those eagles are attracting bird watchers. Norma Jean Knowles caught the photo...

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SATURDAY, NOV. 21, 2015

The winter gathering of migrating bald eagles peaks in mid-December at Lake Coeur d’Alene. (File)

Bald eagles returning to Lake Coeur d'Alene 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The annual congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d'Alene has begun. The eagles also are showing up to feed on spawning kokanee at Priest Lake and Lake Pend Oreille, but the birds that return to Coeur d'Alene's Wolf Lodge Bay are...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015

A gull tries to deter a bald eagle from taking away another gull on Prince William Sound in Alaska.   (David Canales / Via U.S. Deptartment of Interior)

Photo: Gulls put up fight, but lose to bald eagle 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Two against one and the bald eagle still came out on top, according to photographer Davide Canales, who snapped this once-in-a-lifetime photo from his kayak on Prince William Sound in Alaska while on an 11-day expedition from Valdez to Whittier. He said...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014

Bald eagles fight over a dead horse. (courtesy)

Trail cam catches battling bald eagles 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Sometimes trail cams are flat out lucky -- as effective as a pro photographer at snapping the shutter at precisely the right moment to capture wildlife in action. Here's a case in point. The two photos, provided by a reader, show not...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.