Rare sea eagle spotted a long way from home


December 23, 2021

TAUNTON RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Far away from its home in Asia, a rare Steller’s sea eagle was spotted by 200 bird watchers around Taunton River, Massachusetts on Dec. 20.

The eagle is reportedly the same one that went off course a year ago and has been spotted in Alaska and Canada.

Flocks of bird watchers in the Northeast said they traveled hours to the river to catch a glimpse of the eagle in what they said was once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Steller’s sea eagles, native to Russia, China, Korea and Japan, have wingspans of up to 8 feet and weigh up to 20 pounds. The International Union...

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