Bald eagle pair produces eaglet in Stony Creek Metropark for the first time in park history

Saturday, June 08 2013 @ 05:41 AM EDT

Contributed by: MaryF

By DON GARDNER
Posted: Friday, 06/07/13 03:42 pm
Updated: Friday, 06/07/13 04:37 pm

 
The bald eagle eaglet stands up in its nest at Stony Creek Metropark. This marks
the first time in the history of the metropark that a bald eagle has been born there.
The Macomb Daily/DAVID DALTON)

The eagle has landed.  And this time, it is staying and raising a family.

For the first time in the history of Stony Creek Metropark, a time period dating back a half a century, a mating pair of bald eagles has decided to nest in the park and has successfully produced offspring.

A combination of park records, seasonal bird counts and aerial and ground observation dating back to 1962 indicate a nesting bald eagle pair has never existed in the park, which was established in 1964.

The remarkable discovery is a testament to a variety of factors, including greater protections for America’s national symbol, better water quality and better habitat management.

 Read the rest of the story and view a video and more photos HERE

 


Hancock Wildlife Foundation
http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/article.php/FirstEverBEEagletInStonyCreekMetropark