Bald Eagles' Nest Brings People Together
Saturday, July 20 2013 @ 02:22 AM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
By Diane Orsonr
Published: Jul 09, 2013
Bald Eagle Population On the Rise in CT.
For the past few months a group of people has been gathering each night along an industrial stretch of Route 5 in Hamden.
There, next to a nondescript building they lift their binoculars, focus their telescopes and gaze across the street, past the traffic, over the railroad tracks, and up, up about 70 feet high. Nestled in a crook of two branches in a tree sits a large nest. Inside is a bald eagle chick, with a watchful adult hidden nearby.
"This is the only birdwatching I’ve ever done." Michael Lejeune works at the town library. "I essentially have been coming down every night. I invested in a spotting scope, and ever since I’ve been coming down and watching eagles."
He says all kinds of people are connecting here, sharing photos of the eagles, talking to each other.
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