Sea eagle wins Dutch film poster award


Sea eagle film poster

This film poster, for the film Holland: Natuur in de delta, showing a white-tailed eagle, one of the characters in the film, has won the award for best Dutch movie poster in 2015.

Bald eagle doesn’t like Donald Trump, video


This video from the USA says about itself:

Eagle Named Uncle Sam Attacked Donald Trump (RAW VIDEO)

9 December 2015

During Time‘s Person of the Year search, the magazine invited Donald Trump for a shoot with a patriotic theme. Trump’s co-star, Uncle Sam the [bald] eagle, did not approve of the experience. Now, bald eagles can be gentle creatures, which is what the internet recently observed when two Canadian brothers rescued one (and brought the universal selfie to its ultimate crescendo). Uncle Sam wasn’t feeling gentle during this shoot, though. At one point, Sam swooped at Trump’s head, and Time saw fit to release this gif as proof.

As far as I know, this bald eagle is neither Mexican nor Muslim. Maybe it knew about Republican presidential candidate Trump and his family‘s views on the environment and animals. See Trump Defends His Sons’ Sick Hobby Of Killing Innocent Animals.

In 2011, Donald Trump‘s sons Eric and Donald Jr. went to Africa to kill wild animals. Their tour company, Hunting Legends, posted images of the pair smiling with their trophies: a leopard, bull, waterbuck, crocodile and even one holding a sawed off elephant‘s tail next to the animal’s body: here.

Donald Trump is even more of a monster than you think: Why his golf courses are environmental disasters. Filmmaker Anthony Baxter on how elitist billionaires are destroying the environment in the name of golf: here.

American Muslims trump hate with love, raising $173k for San Bernardino victims in 6 days: here.

‘Ban Donald Trump’ petition [in Britain] passes half a million as Republican hopeful calls for death penalty for all cop killers: here.

The New York Times, fascism and Donald Trump: here.

Bald Eagles Make Big Comeback in Boston. And that’s great news for the birds and the city: here.

Bald eagle saved in Canada


Michael and Neil Fletcher pose for a selfie with the bald eagle they rescued near Windy Lake Facebook

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Canadian brothers take selfie with bald eagle after saving trapped bird’s life

The siblings were hunting for grouse when they came across the bird caught in a claw trap

Kate Ng

29 November 2015

A pair of Canadian brothers took a ‘selfie’ with a bald eagle after rescuing the bird from a trap.

Brothers Michael and Neil Fletcher, from Ontario, were hunting for grouse in Windy Lake, Onaping when they found the bird of prey caught in a claw trap.

Michael told local newspaper The Sudbury Star they were driving through an open area when Neil thought he saw an eagle. After exploring the area on foot, they saw movement and walked toward it, where they found the huge bird on the ground.

The eagle had one of its talons stuck in a claw trap, a type of trap used by fur harvesters.

Michael said: “It was attached to a stake and the eagle was trying to fly up, but it only had a foot of slack in the chain.”

He explained how the huge bird calmed down when they covered its head with a hoodie and held on to it while working on the trap’s release mechanism.

“It calmed right down,” he said. “It didn’t really fuss or give any sign of aggression. I don’t know if it knew we were helping him, or what.”

After the bird was freed, the brothers removed the hood and held it up to take a selfie. Michael filmed Neil hoisting it up to shoulder height and giving it a push. The eagle flapped off into a nearby tree, where it stayed till the men left.

“I was surprised by the size, and that it’s such a beautiful bird,” said Michael. “When you see the eyes up close, they’re really amazing.”

They later contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, who thanked them for freeing the eagle and said they would be contacting the trapper about setting the trap up differently.

Sea eagle’s view of Rotterdam city, videos


This 23 November 2015 video shows what a sea eagle with a camera on its back sees after release from the Euromast tower in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

This video shows how that other video was made.

Eagle news from Australia


This video from Thailand is called White-bellied sea eagle hunting @ Elephant Hills Rainforest Camp.

From Birdline Victoria in Australia:

Sat 14 November 2015

White-bellied Sea-eagle

An adult sea eagle observed being harassed by ravens over Cardinia Reservoir at lunch today.

White-tailed eagle catches eel, video


In this video, a white-tailed eagle catches an eel, while gulls fly around it.

Michael Kopijn made this video from the Sylka hide in Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands.

Proximity to wind-power plants reduces the breeding success of the white-tailed eagle: here.

Australian eagle takes down drone, video


This video says about itself:

2m Wedge-Tailed Eagle takes down Drone. Watch it Punch it out of the sky – Australia (Eagle is Fine)

8 August 2015

**Eagle was fine – she was massive, and used talons to ‘punch’ the drone out of the sky. Hung around overhead so I got a really good look. Eagle’s health was my main concern also**

This is the last thing a small bird sees when a Wedge-Tailed Eagle decides that you are dinner…

Do not fly drones near birds of prey, they clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner. This will cost you money and potentially harm to the bird. This one was fine.. the drone needed some attention before it could fly again.

If you see a bird of prey while flying. Land. I have added this to my operating procedure.

See also here.

One should hope more eagles in countries like Yemen or Pakistan may prevent some of the deaths of children and other civilians there by CIA or Pentagon drones.