National symbol gaining a foothold in area
Friday, May 03 2013 @ 12:29 PM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 1:00 am
FRANKLIN TWP. — Living in a relatively rural area, Jennifer Dziabiak has become accustomed to seeing wildlife around her home — rabbits here, the odd red-tailed hawk there.
But last year, she saw a bird that she could neither identify nor explain eating a rabbit in her yard.
“I thought, ‘That’s not like any bird I’ve ever seen, and it’s huge,’” she said.
Before long, though, she figured it out. The bird dining in Dziabiak’s yard was a bald eagle. She found an eagle’s nest along the Connoquenessing Creek about a quarter-mile from her home in Franklin Township’s Frisco neighborhood. The nests are another step in the successful effort to repopulate the bald eagle — one of the nation’s most enduring symbols — in the region and throughout Pennsylvania.
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