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Outdoors blog archive for Dec. 22, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011

A quick snack: A juvenile bald eagle, which doesn’t yet have the coloration of an adult, throws its wings back and its talons forward, preparing to snatch a kokanee salmon from the surface of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Saturday. The gathering of migrating eagles peaks in mid-December as the birds gorge on the spawned-out kokanee that are plentiful in the lake’s Wolf Lodge Bay.  On the Web: Watch a video about the eagles’ annual journey at (Jesse Tinsley)

Bald eagle numbers may be peaking at CdA

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The number of bald eagles gathering at Lake Coeur d'Alene appears to have peaked or may be declining slightly after last week's record count of 259 birds in Wolf Lodge Bay. In today's survey, a total of 237 bald eagles -- 204...

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