AllDeaf.com

AllDeaf.com (http://www.alldeaf.com/)
-   Current Events (http://www.alldeaf.com/current-events/)
-   -   Bald Eagles are Dying in Utah. :( (http://www.alldeaf.com/current-events/115665-bald-eagles-dying-utah.html)

whatdidyousay! 12-31-2013 10:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beowulf (Post 2265234)
The Lake of the Ozarks (in Missouri) will have an Eagle Watch Jan 4 & 5. I won't be there but I do have friends who will show me their pics and video. Cool.

We have bald eagle at the Merrimack River , I hope they will be OK . I heard the young eagles are now dying too, and this is really sad.

ChicagoBlue2 12-31-2013 03:18 PM

There's an update:

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/a...ectid=11180122

Tousi 01-01-2014 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beowulf (Post 2265234)
The Lake of the Ozarks (in Missouri) will have an Eagle Watch Jan 4 & 5. I won't be there but I do have friends who will show me their pics and video. Cool.

There's 11 of them in my area.

tye 01-01-2014 06:28 AM

Read story on this they are thinking it's radiation from fukushima , that's effecting us all not only showing up in eagles . Story on this and others can be found on before it's news .com China just banned all shellfish from imports from Pacific coast. I live in oregon that's gonna hurt the crab industry terrible bad. But I won't eat it any more either it's showing up in are salmon also here and Canada !!

Reba 01-01-2014 08:51 AM

I heard on the news this morning that it was West Nile virus.

Quote:

West Nile Virus kills 27 bald eagles in Utah
Published December 31, 2013 | Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY – State wildlife officials say West Nile Virus appears to be the mystery illness that's caused more than two dozen bald eagles to die in Utah this month.

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says results of laboratory tests on some of the first birds found indicate they died from West Nile.

Officials say 27 bald eagles have died since Dec. 1, and five others are being treated at a wildlife rehabilitation center.

DWR says in a statement that it believes the eagles ate grebes that were infected with the virus.

The agency says the migration of the aquatic birds should be over soon so eagle deaths should stop.

It says the birds do not pose a risk to human health but people should not handle eagles if they find them.
West Nile Virus kills 27 bald eagles in Utah | Fox News

whatdidyousay! 01-01-2014 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tye (Post 2265533)
Read story on this they are thinking it's radiation from fukushima , that's effecting us all not only showing up in eagles . Story on this and others can be found on before it's news .com China just banned all shellfish from imports from Pacific coast. I live in oregon that's gonna hurt the crab industry terrible bad. But I won't eat it any more either it's showing up in are salmon also here and Canada !!

Oh CRAP! I been buying shrimps that are from China ! That is the only kind I can find in my grocery stores. I was thinking the same thing , that the eagles could be dying because why been happen to the ocean.

Beowulf 01-01-2014 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tousi (Post 2265515)
There's 11 of them in my area.

Is one of them a bachelor?

Beowulf 01-01-2014 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reba (Post 2265543)
I heard on the news this morning that it was West Nile virus.


West Nile Virus kills 27 bald eagles in Utah | Fox News

I am glad they found the cause. I wonder where the grebes ate the mosquitoes, if that is indeed how they caught the West Nile virus.

whatdidyousay! 01-01-2014 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beowulf (Post 2265552)
I am glad they found the cause. I wonder where the grebes ate the mosquitoes, if that is indeed how they caught the West Nile virus.

Horned grebe videos, photos and facts - Podiceps auritus | ARKive


They eat their own feather too , that is interesting .

tye 01-01-2014 10:59 AM

What I read says no they ruled out west Nile. They are dying in Idaho ,Montana,Alaska,also.

Reba 01-01-2014 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beowulf (Post 2265552)
I am glad they found the cause. I wonder where the grebes ate the mosquitoes, if that is indeed how they caught the West Nile virus.

They said it was probably a food chain cause. I don't know at what stage the mosquitoes are involved. Good question.

Reba 01-01-2014 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tye (Post 2265573)
What I read says no they ruled out west Nile. They are dying in Idaho ,Montana,Alaska,also.

Can you provide us a link, please?

CrazyPaul 01-01-2014 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beowulf (Post 2265552)
I am glad they found the cause. I wonder where the grebes ate the mosquitoes, if that is indeed how they caught the West Nile virus.

:confused:

From ChicagoBlue2's link above;

Quote:

"It's possible that those grebes got bit by mosquitoes after they got here when they arrived in the fall, and it just took a while for them to die."
Eagles ate those dead ducks infected with virus.

Beowulf 01-01-2014 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrazyPaul (Post 2265590)
:confused:

From ChicagoBlue2's link above;



Eagles ate those dead ducks infected with virus.

Thanks for the correction. I didn't read the article and always thought grebes and the duck family do not get bitten by skeeters. I live and learn, I declare! :lol:

whatdidyousay! 01-01-2014 03:57 PM

There is no way to stop the eagles from eating grebes so it looks like there will be a lot more eagles dying. :( Grebes eat fish too and some fish eat insects so I wonder if the grebes got sick from eating fish.

CrazyPaul 01-02-2014 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whatdidyousay! (Post 2265636)
There is no way to stop the eagles from eating grebes so it looks like there will be a lot more eagles dying. :( Grebes eat fish too and some fish eat insects so I wonder if the grebes got sick from eating fish.

Mosquitoes don't survive during winter so there will be less dead ducks/eagles. That's what the article said.

sonocativo 02-26-2014 11:12 AM

The Mystery of Utah’s Eagle Deaths | American Forests

whatdidyousay! 02-26-2014 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonocativo (Post 2294042)

So I was right , a bug is the cause of their death.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.