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Bald eagles returning to area skies

December 28, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Energy & Environment

The bald eagle population is rising across New Hampshire and Maine, a development that comes after the birds spent decades as an endangered species. 

Lakes Region residents long have been reporting sightings of the national bird, which relies on fish and other water life as its primary food source.

The state identified 20 bald eagle breeding territories throughout New Hampshire in 2009, the highest number over the past 20 years. According to Chris Martin, senior biologist with New Hampshire Audubon, six nesting eagle pairs have been identified along Lake Winnipesaukee and surrounding lakes.


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