This male was one of a pair of nesting Bald Eagles that had taken up residence in Adams County. He obliged me with a very nice flyby not long after he and his mate started setting up their home in late 2013.
Their first attempt at mating in 2014 yielded one eaglet that died of West Nile Virus just as it was about ready to fledge.
This year the pair had two eaglets but the tree they were nested in collapsed, again just as time was approaching for the eaglets to fledge. Rather than setting up a temporary nest for the family as is often done in these types of cases, Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided that since the nest was not in an “ideal” location, they would turn the eaglets over to a raptor rescue group. It was a maddening decision and one that likely relegates the young ones to a life in captivity.
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