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THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 2017

THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017

Bald eagles tussle in the air for control of a kokanee one had snagged from the water with its talons in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Carlene Hardt)

Bald eagles tussle for food in season of plenty

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Despite a 20-year high number of kokanee spawning in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene, bald eagles still occasionally battle for their share. Photographer Carlene Hardt ventured out in the cold weather on New Years eve and captured images...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016

THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2016

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

A pair of bald eagles raises chicks under the unblinking eye of a web cam. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Wildlife cams bring nature into home, office

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles and other nesting birds have become Internet celebrities in recent years with the improving technology of well-placed web cameras. Nothing beats spotting wildlife in the great outdoors, but just because you're stuck behind a desk doesn't mean you can't join...

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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

THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2015

Golden eagle chicks in a nest near Asotin, Washington. (Paul Wik / Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Golden eagle chicks monitored by researchers 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Paul Wik, state Fish and Wildlife Department district biologist in southeastern Washington, checked a golden eagle nest south of Asotin recently to determine the age of the chicks. Researchers plan to capture one chick pre-fledging to install a solar powered transmitter. Here's...

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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015

FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 10, 2014

Soaring high: A bald eagle wheels patiently high above Lake Coeur d’Alene on Friday during the annual gathering of eagles in December to feast on spawned-out kokanee salmon. Though fewer in number than in other years, several birds were feeding Friday near Higgens Point on Wolf Lodge Bay with others stationed around Beauty Bay. (Jesse Tinsley)

34 bald eagles counted at Lake CdA 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 34 bald eagles today in the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene. That's up from 18 eagles counted last week during her weekly survey. Two weeks ago she counted only...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014

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

Bald eagle gathering grows at Lake CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles are finally showing some interest in their traditional winter feast of spawning kokanee at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, counted 18 bald eagles today in the Wolf Lodge Bay area. That's up from...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014


A two-day-old bald eagle chick stretches on a nest about 150 feet above the ground near Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Craig Goodwin)

Two-day-old bald eagle chicks active in nest

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "I love the little wings and the open mouth," says Spokane Valley pastor and photographer Craig Goodwin, back from a North Idaho birding adventure. "The eaglets are two days old." Goodwin says he's found great bird photo situations including great blue herons...

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