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Bald Eagle


Dr David Fisher of Farmington sent this photo taken at Batterson Park Pond, Farmington. Jay Kaplan, director at Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, tells us, “The bald eagle, our national bird, was a rare sight in Connecticut in the last half of the twentieth century. Since the first successful nest in Barkhamsted in 1992, eagles have made an amazing comeback, and can now been seen throughout the year here in the Farmington Valley. In a mild January without ice on our rivers and larger water bodies, adult eagles like this one can be seen just about anywhere. Batterson Pond, located in the towns of Farmington, West Hartford and New Britain, has hosted three or more eagles throughout the winter.”


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