Thursday, July 04 2013 @ 03:48 PM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
by Paul Smith
3 days ago
A bald eagle soaring high on the Fourth of July.
A bald eagle soaring high on the Fourth of July. It’s about as American an image as one could conjure.
And for Pennsylvanians this Independence Day, the opportunity to witness such a sight firsthand is greater than at any other time in recent memory.
In the 30th anniversary year of efforts to restore bald-eagle populations in the Commonwealth, the bird – a national symbol of strength and freedom – not only is continuing its remarkable comeback, but is taking it to new heights.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission this week released its preliminary count of bald eagle nests statewide, and the numbers chart yet another high point in an impressive upward trend.
So far this year, 252 eagle nests have been confirmed throughout the state, with nesting eagles present in 56 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.
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