Here’s a story I did for today’s (Tuesday, March 17) The Hour newspaper in Norwalk, Conn. Norwalk is along the southwestern coast of Connecticut and, while on the surface does not seem an ideal place for eagles to nest, the coast and islands off the mainland offer perfect habitat. It is already home to more than a dozen Osprey nests. Now, hopefully the eagles will be successful there, too. Thanks to Larry Flynn for the above photo and keeping me abreast of this news.
Here’s the story:
NORWALK – The Norwalk Islands may play a part in the remarkable comeback of the Bald Eagle.
Over the last several weeks, a Bald Eagle pair has been exhibiting nesting behavior high atop a dead tree on Chimon Island, which is one of the Norwalk Islands and part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. The Bald Eagle has been making a strong comeback after being nearly eliminated from the contiguous United States.
“It’s pretty exciting,” Milan Bull, director of Connecticut Audubon, said. “Who would have thought this would happen several years ago? I think we’ll start seeing eagle nests in a lot of areas.”
Officials from Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge will visit the