Bald eagle family takes up residence in Manchester

Wildlife News

By MARK HAYWARD
New Hampshire Union Leader
May 5, 2013 10:17 PM

 
An American bald eagle and one of its eaglets are nesting along the Merrimack
River in Manchester. 
(DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

 
 
 
 

 

 
MANCHESTER - A secluded spot where only the hum of highway traffic is heard.

Easy access to food.

And a perch that offers a bird's eye view of the downtown.

Such is the home for two of the newest residents of the Queen City - a pair of baby American bald eagles that hatched early last month and are being raised in a nest along the Merrimack River.

The eaglets are the first to be born in Manchester in decades and represent the continuing success of the restoration of the bald eagle, said Christian Martin, a raptor biologist with the New Hampshire Audubon Society.

Martin brought a New Hampshire Union Leader reporter and photographer to a viewing area of the nest with the understanding it would not be pinpointed. Seclusion is needed to prevent distractions and human disturbances to the adults who are tending the eaglets, he said.

 

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