Bald eagles born near Massachusetts lake


Biologists in Massachusetts are proud of their growing bald eagle population.

A new family is making itself at home on a lake in Shrewsbury.

People who live nearby know to keep their distance, but researchers needed to get close in order to tag the 7-week-old fledglings.

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Their orange tags say that they were born in Massachusetts, which is a great thing, because decades ago, a pesticide brought eagle reproduction to a halt.

Bald eagles are still listed as threatened in Massachusetts, but the state now has 60 nests.

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