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
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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.
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A bald eagle keeps a close eye on the Animas River for a tasty meal of fish.
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In the mid-20th century, the eagle’s fate was up in the air.
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