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Thread: Feeding the Eagles

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    Super Member DebsShelties's Avatar
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    Wow that is amazing, to see all of those beautiful birds

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    It definitely is Homer, Alaska. I've been there 4 times over the past 10 years to photograph them. Jean Keene started feeding them about 28 years ago before there were laws about feeding. She was grandfathered the right to continue with the feeding once laws were passed prohibiting feeding. She passed in ~Nov 2008 at which time it became illegal for anyone else to continue. However, one of the men helping her received permission to continue through March of 2009 because there was concern that suddenly stopping the feeding could mean starvation for some of the eagles. As of April 2009, the Homer City Council's ordinance prohibiting feeding went back into effect. I'm not aware of any studies taking place regarding the survival of the 200+ eagles that used to gather there, nor have I heard what effect there was to any eagles arriving in Nov 2009.

    That said, there are eagles that winter in Alton, Ill and they do have an active eagle viewing (not feeding) program along the Mississippi River below a lock/dam. However, there are no 8,000+ ft high mountains in the visible area and the Mississippi River is only about 1/10th the width of Kachemak Bay at Homer, AK

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    eaglephotog, thanks for the education. Such beautiful birds,

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    Eaglephotog,

    did you just join to tell us the photos were from Homer? or do you have a quilting interest? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    thanks for the photos, I sure enjoyed them

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    We live in south central MO we raise registered Angus cattle and my son-in-law had a calf either born dead or died soon thereafter and he saw two bald eagles eating the carcass this past winter. Guess they are actually some sort of vulture.

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    Ya I am almost certain some of those pics were taken here in the Homer, AK area.

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    ok should have read further. I see credit has been paid. Sure miss the Eagle Lady.

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    [quote=ktbb]The text seems to say that the photos and eagle feeding took place in the St. louis and Alton areas, however, I believe that they were taken in Homer, AK. Frannie from AK can you confirm this?

    Yes, I recognized the photos and the bay in the background. Homer is 15 mi from where I live. I see eagles all the time on the beach and have had a few in my back yard too.

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