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Golden Eagle migrating, covering a lot of territory

By Walter Geiger The Golden Eagle trapped and outfitted with a tracking device near Camp Thunder in neighboring Upson County earlier this year began its northward migration last week. The eagle departed the boy scout camp area on March 7. It was over downtown Milner at about 1 p.m. that day. By Tuesday, March 10 the Eagle was in the vicinity of Asheville, N.C. By Friday, it had reached the Charleston, W. Va. area and at presstime Monday its last reported location was on a ridgeline near Jefferson National Forest in the vicinity of Pearisburg, Va. On St. Patrick’s Day, the bird was located near where the Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania state lines converge in an area of Spruce Knob – Seneca Rocks National Forest in the Allegheny Mountains. It is expected to spend the summer months in Canada but out of reach of the cell towers tracking it. Hopefully it will return here to winter. The story of the rare eagle and others like it being spotted locally was published in the 3.10.15 edition of The Herald Gazette.

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