March: Bald Eagle

Mar 5, 2016 by

eaglesExciting things have been happening in our state with our national emblem, the Bald Eagle. By the mid 1950’s habitat loss and pesticide use had eliminate these majestic birds as nesters in Connecticut.

In 1992 a single nest was found and in 1997 a second nest was located. There are more than 20 nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in Connecticut now. In March they work on their nests, (which are the size of queen size mattresses!) and begin egg laying. Many of the nests are along the Connecticut River but there are a few suburban nests, notably one in Hamden and one near the Yale Bowl. Opportunities to see these spectacular state residents are available through boat trips in April through Connecticut Audubon, ctaudubon.org.

More information about the eagle is at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bald_eagle/id

 

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