Golden eagle veers west

That golden eagle with its own GPS unit still might be seen over Hawk Ridge one of these days, but the chances aren’t looking good.

Mark Martell, director of bird conservation for Audubon Minnesota, notified birders and the media this afternoon that GPS Bird, aka Golden Eagle 42, continued his southbound journey over the past couple of days but veered to the southwest. As of Friday evening, the eagle was in Koochiching County, well to the west of Lake Superior and — at least for now — Hawk Ridge.

Here’s what the eagle’s journey looks like since Monday:

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