Rare eagle seen in Maine, wowing birders, might stay a bit

Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 11:31 AM EST
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GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) - A rare species of eagle that has thrilled bird lovers and baffled scientists since arriving in Maine last month might not be in a hurry to leave.

The Steller’s sea eagle arrived in Maine in late December after a brief stop in Massachusetts more than a month ago. It has stuck to Maine’s mid-coast area.

Steller's sea eagle
Steller's sea eagle(Linda Cunningham Photography)

It is eating fish and ducks and attracting hundreds of birdwatchers from all over the country.

It’s native to Asia.

Maine Audubon says the eagle is in no danger.

Steller’s sea eagles have wingspans of up to 8 feet and can weigh twice as much as a bald eagle.

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