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Field reports: Eagle chicks in Web spotlight

Eagles are an attraction on the Web — and at the Bing. (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Eagles are an attraction on the Web — and at the Bing. (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Internet surfers around the world are flocking to the Hancock Wildlife Foundation Web site to watch live video of a pair of bald eagles ready to hatch eggs in a nest near Delta, British Columbia, a Vancouver suburb.

Cameras mounted near the nest first caught the mother laying eggs in February.

The eaglets are ready to emerge any time.

Each eaglet has a pip tooth at the end of its beak to use in breaking free from the shell. Once the eaglet is out, the tooth dries up and falls off.

Check it out here

Staff and wire reports


‘American Eagle’ boosts land trust

An intimate, high-definition documentary following the tragedies and fortunes of two bald eagle nests will be presented by John Rubin, Emmy-winning producer of PBS fame, next Sunday, 5 p.m., at the Bing Crosby Theater.

The event is sponsored by the Kalispel tribe as a fundraiser for the Inland Northwest Land Trust.

The INWLT works with private landowners to protect the region’s natural lands, waters, farms and forests.

Cost: Suggested donation $10 general, $5 students.

Reservations suggested: 328-2939.

Rich Landers


Burning planned at Lake Roosevelt

Prescribed burning to clear underbrush is planned at five locations in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation area Monday through May 22, depending on weather.

A total of 177 acres are targeted in small burns at North Gorge, Whispering Pines, Kettle Falls, Rickey Point, and Camp Na-Bor-Lee.

Rich Landers


Boat launch discount deadline

Boaters can save money by purchasing a season boat-launching pass for Lake Roosevelt by April 30.

The cost increases from $30 to $40 on May 1.

Self-serve seven-day passes can be purchased at the lake’s launches year-round for $6.

Send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a personal or cashier’s check payable to the National Park Service. Address: National Park Service Headquarters, Lake Roosevelt NRA, 1008 Crest Dr., Coulee Dam, WA 99116.

America the Beautiful Senior or Access Pass (formally Golden Age and Access Passport) holders get a 50 percent discount.

Rich Landers