13 bald eagles found dead on Maryland farm

Staff report

Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of 13 bald eagles discovered Saturday on a farm along the Eastern Shore, according to The Baltimore Sun.

The first egg of 2016 appeared Thursday.

A man looking for deer antlers reported finding four dead eagles, and Maryland Natural Resources officers later found nine more dead birds, the newspaper reports.

Eagle cam: First egg of 2016 in Hanover-area nest

Maryland officials submitted evidence to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, according to the Sun.

It’s unclear if the bald eagles were intentionally killed, officials said.