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Bald eagle count grows to 79 at Lake Coeur d’Alene

A multi-exposure image by Spokane pastor-photographer Craig Goodwin illustrates the sequence of a bald eagle snatching a spawning kokanee this week from the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Craig Goodwin)
A multi-exposure image by Spokane pastor-photographer Craig Goodwin illustrates the sequence of a bald eagle snatching a spawning kokanee this week from the waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Craig Goodwin)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Bald eagles continue to pour into the Wolf Lodge Bay area of Lake Coeur d'Alene for their annual November-January gathering to feast on spawning kokanee.

"It was a rainy, cold count today but I was rewarded with good numbers," said Carrie Hugo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management wildlife biologist, who does a weekly eagle survey during the kokanee spawning period. 

"There were 69 adult eagles (white heads) and 10 juveniles.  Last year there were 34 eagles on the Week 3 count."



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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