Kansas is eagle country

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Jul 20, 2006
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Kansas' newest generation of bald eagles is taking to the sky on wobbly wings -- days from the nest and years from their parents' striking plumage,.

It's the 20th consecutive year bald eagles have been hatched in Kansas. In February 1989, a pair of eagles was seen building the first Kansas nest in modern times at Clinton Reservoir.

This year, like in 2007, biologists think bald eagles have about 30 active nests in Kansas. Those nests have been producing lots of chicks, too.

"Between '89 and 2007, we've fledged 330 eagles in Kansas," said Mike Watkins, a Kansas City-based biologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "I guess when you think about it, that's really impressive."

Lots of things about the nationwide comeback of bald eagles have been impressive.


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