State wildlife survey identifies active bald eagle nest in Fall River

Wildlife News

By Marc Munroe Dion
Herald News Staff Reporter
Posted May 21, 2013 @ 06:59 PM
Last update May 22, 2013 @ 12:37 AM

  Eagle chicks
Submitted Photo, Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife: A pair of
6-week-old bald eagle chicks greet a camera-wielding visitor from the
Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife on Monday, in their nest 
overlooking North Watuppa Pond. The chicks reside high in an oak tree, 
and were brought to the ground to be weighed, checked over by a wildlife
biologist and banded before being returned to their home.

Massachusetts was among the original 13 colonies that grew into the United States of America. So it’s fitting that the bald eagle, the sharp-beaked symbol of the nation, should fly not only over Massachusetts but over Fall River.

And it does.

The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife said its first bald eagle nesting survey has verified 30 active nests in the state, including one in Fall River, at North Watuppa Pond.

The survey conducted last month found eight nests along the Connecticut River, six at the Quabbin Reservoir and four along the Merrimack River.

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