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Friday, February 20, 2009

Snake River Eagle Nest

So earlier this week I flew out to Idaho to consult on a new transmission line project that was being proposed next to an active Bald Eagle nest near American Falls on the Snake River. Spent a day walking the fields and seeing the nest, including watching a pair of eagles bringing in nesting material.

There were also thousands of ducks and geese on the river, including a drake Red-breasted Merganser (locally scarce here).

And it was very cold and windy. But a beautiful area.

Good news is that the power company needs to keep the line at least half a mile from the nest, so after a public meeting where we brought this up on Wednesday, looks like the route of the line will have to move to keep it farther away from the nest.

Score one for the eagles!

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