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Aug 17, 2016

A bad hair day ... make that a bad feather day

                                      Photo by Marcin Bieleck/EPA in The Guardian
White-tailed Eagle rescued and released
In this recent photo, by Marcin Bieleck, a White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is released into the wild in Swinoujscie, in north-western Poland, after being rescued from the mud in the Szczecin Lagoon, near The Polish-German border and the Baltic Sea. The White-tailed Eagle is one of the largest eagles in the world and has the widest wingspan of any eagle in the world. A huge decline in the population of this species occurred in the 19th and 20 centuries, but it is now making a strong comeback mainly due to conservation efforts.   Poland, Germany and Iceland have the most abundant numbers of this spectacular bird.
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