I wanted to share some interesting news that recently took place in my city (Suffolk, VA). According to a local newspaper, a juvenile bald eagle got food poisoning from the city landfill. The eagle became so sick that it could not fly, stand or even lift his head. According to the report, the young eagle made a common mistake, and went to find food at the landfill as opposed to hunting for live food.
I didn't realize that this was such a common problem with eagles - apparently it is according to the article. The eagle was taken to our state wildlife center for rehab. I think it's great that someone picked up on what was happening and was able to ID the eagle at the landfill. Juvenile bald eagles are often miss identified because they haven't formed their white head and tail feathers. The story does have an happy ending - here is the article: http://www.suffolknewsherald.com/news/2008/dec/26/eagle-takes-flight/