Baby eagles hatch in nest at Hanford

Wildlife News

By Annette Cary
Tri-City Herald
Published:July 2, 2013 at 10:23 p.m. PDT
Updated: July 2, 2013 at 10:38 p.m. PDT

A pair of baby bald eagles sit in their nest recently at Hanford. It's the first time
in recent memory that bald eagles have hatched at the nuclear reservation near

Two bald eagles have hatched in a nest on the Hanford nuclear reservation, for possibly the first time in more than 50 years.

Hanford officials are not aware of bald eagles producing eggs on the site since it was established during World War II, according to Department of Energy spokesman Cameron Salony. It's the first known bald eagle nesting attempt at Hanford in three years.

The young birds are estimated to be about 10 weeks old and already stand about 31 inches tall.

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