Saturday, March 13, 2021

Eagle Banded 26 Years Ago Spotted In Lewis County

eaglesThis is an outstanding opportunity to see three American bald eagles devouring their lunch, but even more fantastic of an opportunity to be able to learn there’s more to the story.

Bill Straite of Oneida County sent us this photo a while ago. No doubt, it’s a great one! DEC wildlife biologists noticed right away the center eagle was banded, and contacted the federal bird banding laboratory to learn more about it.

The eagle was banded in June 1995 – 26 years ago – in Parishville, NY, St. Lawrence County.

Photo courtesy of Bill Straite.

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Information attributed to NYSDEC is taken from press releases and news announcements from New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation.

2 Responses

  1. Hugh Mason says:

    Did they use binoculars to read the band at a distance? Someone must have some “eagle eyes” to do so;)

  2. Charlie Stehlin says:

    I would assume it was the only eagle they banded back then, or the last one alive that was banded, as all the others are accounted for and dead! How else to explain! Interesting if it is so that this eagle was banded that long ago. It gives one a sense of hope in reading such.

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