SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Raptor Center officials have found six eagles that were dead or dying in the Sitka area over the weekend.
Avian director Jen Cedarleaf tells the Daily Sitka Sentinel that eagles found recently have been thin and in poor condition, noting that food is scarce this time of year.
One eagle was killed in a car collision, and another later died after being found sick or injured in a park Friday.
Two eagles died after contact with power lines. Another washed up on a beach.
Most Read Local Stories
- 4,500 Expedia employees are coming to Interbay in Seattle. How will the company avoid a traffic mess? VIEW
- The inside story of MCAS: How Boeing's 737 MAX system gained power and lost safeguards | Times Watchdog VIEW
- After 7-year battle, Lake City neighbors rejoice as Lake Washington dead end becomes a public beach
- Man in serious condition after shooting on Capitol Hill, officials say
- Who will Washington's next governor be? Uncertainty over Inslee creates pileup of politicians, domino effects down ballot
Cedarleaf says the sixth eagle was found near the center Sunday and is unlikely to survive.
The center has picked up 20 eagles, dead and alive, this year. It has 31 in rehabilitation that are planned to be released in the spring.
Information from: Daily Sitka (Alaska) Sentinel, http://www.sitkasentinel.com/