The eagle: At home along the Animas

The eagle: At home along the Animas

After decades of doubt about survival, birds appear to be thriving
Not all bald eagles are good at fishing, says Eilene Lyon, a freelance biologist in Durango. Some, for example, steal food from other birds. This bald eagle was hanging out near its nest in western La Plata County.
Bald eagle nests are often huge, dwarfing their inhabitants. This nest, seen last week near the Florida Mesa, measures close to six feet across.
A bald eagle keeps a close eye on the Animas River for a tasty meal of fish.
In the mid-20th century, the eagle’s fate was up in the air.

The eagle: At home along the Animas

Not all bald eagles are good at fishing, says Eilene Lyon, a freelance biologist in Durango. Some, for example, steal food from other birds. This bald eagle was hanging out near its nest in western La Plata County.
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Bald eagle nests are often huge, dwarfing their inhabitants. This nest, seen last week near the Florida Mesa, measures close to six feet across.
A bald eagle keeps a close eye on the Animas River for a tasty meal of fish.
In the mid-20th century, the eagle’s fate was up in the air.
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