Turtle Bay eagles adapt to urban environment

Urban Eagle Sightings

Turtle Bay eagles adapt to urban environment
By Dylan Darling (Contact)
Thursday, February 19, 2009

Over the past month, the eagle cam has recorded 93,975 page views, with 7,119 - the most views in one day - on Feb. 10.

The female eagle laid her first egg on Feb. 6, the second on Feb. 9 and the third on Feb. 13.

Images from the eagle cam also can be viewed on 19-inch monitors at Turtle Bay's visitor center at 840 Sundial Bridge Drive.

As the bald eagle population dwindled in the continental United States almost two decades ago, Sharon Dale was among those who helped rear precious young eaglets using puppets.

Now - with the species recovering and off the federal endangered species list - she is among those watching in wonder as a pair of bald eagles incubates three eggs in a downtown Redding nest.

"I think what is really exciting about this pair is that they show that bald eagles are about to urbanize more," said Dale, the animal programs manager at Turtle Bay Exploration Park. "It looks like they are starting to adapt to human life more."

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