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May 20, 2009

Quandary in Maine: Eagles attacking Great Cormorants

What to do bird biologists do when one rare avian species starts eating another?

The USA Today has an interesting story this week about the quandary presented as young Bald Eagles attack struggling bird species in greater numbers, especially the Great Cormorants in Maine.

“These young eagles are harassing the bejesus out of all the birds, and the great cormorants have been taking it on the chin,” Brad Allen, wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The online story is worth a read and it’s entitled: Flourishing eagles feast on Maine’s rare seabirds. Read it

Image: Bald eagle, via Wikipedia