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PCHSDawg
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re: If you believe in signs..
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I would be seeing them up here in Arkansas before you saw them down in Mississippi.
I've seen at least 2 eagles in the pine belt in the last 10 years. My neighbor saw one near here last week.


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BoarEd
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re: If you believe in signs..
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We have some here


You have some there now? That's pretty wild. I haven't seen even one yet this year and I'm north of both you guys. They don't typically start showing up here for a little while yet. A couple weeks more anyways.


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Saskwatch
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re: If you believe in signs..
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would be seeing them up here in Arkansas before you saw them down in Mississippi


They have Bald Eagles that live here year round. Also along the coast there a bunch of Osprey and juvenile Osprey look very similar to Bald Eagles.


BoarEd
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They have Bald Eagles that live here year round.


What? That's crazy. Why would they live year round in Mississippi but be migratory here in Arkansas? You only see them during the winter months in Arkansas.

I actually figured his wife probably mistook an Osprey for an Eagle. They can look similar enough to someone who hasn't seen one before.


PCHSDawg
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re: If you believe in signs..
I've seen osprey on the Pascagoula River but not this far north.


tgrgrd00
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Could it have been sidetracked out of Louisiana? We have some here


I think he is saying because of the time of year? Some bald eagles in Louisiana migrate to and from Canada annually.

Although I think they should be showing up fairly soon around November.

I believe some remain year round as well.

Louisiana has a bunch of bald eagles these days, I could see some ending up in MS.




BayBengal9
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re: If you believe in signs..
Saw a bald eagle in the pass last week. There seem to be several families here on the coast.


BoarEd
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re: If you believe in signs..
I've seen numerous Osprey over the years up here in Northwest Arkansas. As far as eagles go I watch them by the hundreds up here every year. But I typically start seeing them a little closer to Thanksgiving. By the time Christmas rolls around they're all over the place if you know where they like to hang out. Around here they stick close to the rivers, lakes, chicken houses, and bluff lines.


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BoarEd
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re: If you believe in signs..
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Saw a bald eagle in the pass last week. There seem to be several families here on the coast.



Wow. This is cool. I would like to see photos of one down that far south this early. Like I said, I pay attention to these birds and I figured they all moved down from up north for the cold months. I had no idea some stayed. I guess it's because of the fishing? Seems weird though that some would migrate and some wouldn't.


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Kattail
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re: If you believe in signs..
Bald Eagles have become pretty common in Mississippi and Louisiana. I’ve seen them recently 3 times on my country road, once in front of my house. Each time they were after road kill.


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BoarEd
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Each time they were after road kill.


Say what? I have never seen a bald eagle going after road kill.

A quick Google search tells me that they are known to do so, but typically only when it is very cold outside that the road kill is frozen, keeping the maggots away. They're opportunistic predators, not scavengers. In Louisiana they have more than enough waters to fish in.

Look, I'm not trying to be a dick or anything, but Louisiana is more abundant in wildlife that is suitable for an Eagle to eat than even Arkansas is. I have watched hundreds of eagles over the years and I know where to go view them by the dozens. Over the years I have not ever one time seen an eagle go after road kill.

I honestly think you guys are mistaken in what birds you are viewing. But I'll let it go. It isn't worth arguing over.


tgrgrd00
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re: If you believe in signs..

LSU did and extensive Louisiana Bald Eagle study about 7 years ago. It's long but some really cool information as well.

And I take if back I thought I had read some didn't migrate but I can't find that now.


LINK


Oh and wind power has been proven to kill Bald Eagles. More proof the left hates America.

"threats to migrating Bald Eagles include collisions at wind energy
facilities as birds collide with the fast moving turbine blades (Barrios and Rodríguez 2004,
Madders and Whitfield 2006, De Lucas et al. 2008, Pagel et al. 2013). The Midwest has one of
the highest concentrations of wind energy facilities, with Iowa and Illinois being in the top five
states with the most wind capacity installed (American Wind Energy Association 2014). Wind
energy production is projected to increase substantially throughout the United States (U.S.
Department of Energy 2008), which will also increase threats to migrating Bald Eagles traveling
through these areas. Further monitoring of injuries and mortalities caused by wind turbines may
provide better insight into the possible threat posed to Bald Eagles and potential management
opportunities to reduce those threats."
This post was edited on 11/2 at 8:51 pm


Kattail
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re: If you believe in signs..
I would doubt it too, but the pure white tail and huge wing span convinced me.


PCHSDawg
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re: If you believe in signs..
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I would doubt it too, but the pure white tail and huge wing span convinced me.
The first one I saw flew right over the boat at Turkey Fork, didn't realize how large they were until then.


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re: If you believe in signs..
They are a sight to see.


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BoarEd
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re: If you believe in signs..
Your link brings up an error code for me. What does the study say about timeframe for seeing bald eagles in Louisiana? Late November through mid February or so?


JJJimmyJimJames
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re: If you believe in signs..
They established about 2 dozen mating pairs in the areas between Guntersville and Chattanooga, in the cliff formations. They have done very well.


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tgrgrd00
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re: If you believe in signs..
My bad, I fixed the link. It's a pdf from LSU.

LINK

It says they disappear from LA in the summer months and they GPS tracked them to all over Canada. But November to March/April or so iirc.
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DMAN1968
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re: If you believe in signs..
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I would be seeing them up here in Arkansas before you saw them down in Mississippi.

I've been seeing them regularly in Louisiana when I go fishing...Why not Mississippi?


tgrgrd00
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I've been seeing them regularly in Louisiana when I go fishing...Why not Mississippi?


Because they usually don't show up until November or when the lakes up north freeze over and their food supply is not accessible.


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