Date: 11/13/17 2:45 pm From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...> Subject: [obol] Re: Golden Eagle (Neskowin) - now in rehab
Thanks for sharing indeed. Golden Eagles are rare enough west of the Cascade summit that I think I can remember every one I 've ever seen. Haven't ever seen one west of the Valley. I recall the story of a Brant hunter in the seventies who saw a Golden Eagle catch a Brant, I suppose at Netarts or Tillamook Bay. I'm not sure I've read a report of Golden Eagle on the coast on this list since I first subscribed ten years ago. Lars
On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:37 PM, Stephen Holzman wrote:
> On Thursday the USFWS office in Newport got a report of a Golden Eagle on the side of Hwy 101 near Neskowin that was not flying when approached. We went up and were able to catch the bird after it moved from the side of the road into some blackberry brambles where it was eventually stopped by the thick underbrush. We took it to Chintimini Wildlife Center in Corvallis, Oregon on Thursday night along with a Great Horned Owl that had gotten into a duck pen in Lincoln City. Today we heard that the eagle appeared emaciated, but had no signs of fractures, lead shot or respiratory problems. They plan to keep the bird for about a month and conduct additional tests before releasing.
> I'm still fairly new to Oregon so I didn't realize they were pretty rare west of the Valley.
> eBird Map: https://goo.gl/NB6ibT >
> (I realize this is just eBird reports and there may be other GOEA records for the coast).
> Photo attached
> Anyway, I thought I would share with the group.
> Steve Holzman
> South Beach, OR