On a walk along the Trail shoreline last week, Jennifer Williams was thrilled to spot a trio of bald eagles perched in a tree by the Old Trail Bridge.
“I couldn’t believe there were three,” Williams said.
The range of bald eagles includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico.
The birds are found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.
The bald eagle is an opportunistic feeder that subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons.
It builds the largest nest of any North American bird.
Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.
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