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Golden eagle study may prompt scrutiny of lead

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NCW — From helicopters and other vantage points, state biologists across Eastern Washington have been visiting golden eagle nests this month and counting the furry white chicks inside.

The information they’re gathering will help determine whether this dark brown raptor with a golden crown and a seven-foot wingspan needs more protections in Washington.

“There’s a lot of interest in the status of golden eagles right now, both at the state level, and regionally, if not nationally,” said Gerry Hayes, wildlife…

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