Bald eagle http://www.kplu.org en Close Encounter with Fighting Eagles at Seward Park http://www.kplu.org/post/close-encounter-fighting-eagles-seward-park <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s always pretty special to see an eagle soaring near the water.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But summer revelers in Seattle were recently shocked when they saw two of the large birds fighting in mid-air, dive-bombing each other at Seward Park.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9318 at http://www.kplu.org Close Encounter with Fighting Eagles at Seward Park Bald Eagle: A Mighty Symbol, With A Not-So-Mighty Voice http://www.kplu.org/post/bald-eagle-mighty-symbol-its-cry-not-so-much Few sounds symbolize American patriotism like the piercing shrill of a bald eagle. But just like George Washington and his cherry tree, that majestic call … is a myth. The screech associated with the bald eagle, in fact, belongs to a different bird.<p>Bird expert Connie Stanger blames Hollywood. You know the scene:<p>Stanger describes it: “You’ve got John Wayne riding through the sunset and you hear the jingle of spurs and often <a href="http://soundcloud.com/nwnewsnetwork/red-tailed-hawk-cry">that piercing, loud cry</a>.”<p>It's a cry that’s synonymous with America’s national bird. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:03:51 +0000 Jessica Robinson 5482 at http://www.kplu.org Bald Eagle: A Mighty Symbol, With A Not-So-Mighty Voice WSU scientists save bald eagle http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-scientists-save-bald-eagle <p>SPOKANE, Wash. &mdash; Scientists at Washington State University were able to save a bald eagle that was found in Idaho suffering from lead poisoning, and this week they released the majestic predator back into the wild.</p><p> Fri, 16 Mar 2012 00:12:07 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 4451 at http://www.kplu.org WSU scientists save bald eagle Eagle to be removed from critical habitat list in Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/eagle-be-removed-critical-habitat-list-washington <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; The <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/BoardsCouncils/FPB/Pages/Home.aspx">Washington Forest Practices Board </a>plans to remove the bald eagle and peregrine falcon from the state critical habitat list to be consistent with federal and state endangered species laws.</p><div><p>The board will listen to testimony on the changes at hearing Jan. 3 in Olympia and Jan. 5 in Ellensburg.</p><p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:29:56 +0000 The Associated Press 3492 at http://www.kplu.org Eagle to be removed from critical habitat list in Washington Pilots recognized for quick response to eagle collision http://www.kplu.org/post/pilots-recognized-quick-response-eagle-collision <p>Two Washington pilots are getting recognition for safely handling a jet that collided with an eagle last year. One of the plane&#39;s engines exploded when the bird flew into it.</p><p>Alaska Airlines Captain Steve Cleary of Federal Way and First Officer Michael Hendrix of Seattle won the Superior Airmanship Award from the Airline Pilots Association.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:30:42 +0000 Ed Schoenfeld 2420 at http://www.kplu.org Pilots recognized for quick response to eagle collision Bald eagle, popular with commuters, killed on 520 bridge http://www.kplu.org/post/bald-eagle-popular-commuters-killed-520-bridge <p>A bald eagle was struck and killed Tuesday on the Highway 520 floating bridge in Seattle. The eagle is believed to be the male of a pair that nests at the nearby Broadmoor Golf Course in Seattle.</p><p>Frequently seen perching on bridge light poles, it was popular with commuters.</p><p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:40:58 +0000 The Associated Press 2235 at http://www.kplu.org Bald eagle, popular with commuters, killed on 520 bridge