- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - An environmental advocacy group says a bald eagle killed by an airplane at Norfolk International Airport wasn’t one of the nearby Norfolk Botanical Garden’s two eagles.

Eagle On Alliance spokeswoman Carol Senechal tells The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1euCBi9 ) that a volunteer with the group photographed the garden’s male and female eagles in the vicinity of the facility over the weekend.

Last week, an airplane hit an eagle on a runway at the airport.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries spokesman Lee Walker says the agency will try to determine whether the eagle that was killed was living in the area or was new.

Eagle On Alliance has sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to halt the removal of bald eagle nests near the airport.


Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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