A pair of bald eagles are the cause of excitement in the Hamilton area. Just last week, for the first time in decades, bald eagles successfully reproduced here. The pair have been nesting at Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary at the Royal Botanical Gardens for many years but haven’t produced young until now. While it is not known how many eggs are in the nest, so far two eaglets have been seen.
By the early 1980s bald eagles were basically gone from the northern Lake Ontario region, largely due to the use of DDT. However, thanks to local restoration efforts, the health of the local environment is improving and the return of bald eagles is certainly testament to that!
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