11/18 Green Visions: what's hurting Minnesota's bald eagles?

Nov 18, 2015

Lead-poisoned bald eagle photographed at Duluth's Wildwoods Rehabilitation, before transport to the Raptor Center for treatment
Credit Trudy Vrieze, Vrieze Photography

What's sending bald eagles flocking to the the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center?

Whatever it is, it isn't good.

Sick and injured bald eagles - already 50 more birds this year than last year at this time - are crowding the center.   And the busiest hospitalization period - as eagles begin to show up poisoned by lead shot left in gut piles by deer hunters - has just begun.