Bald Eagles Sightings Rise to New High in CT

There are more Bald Eagles nesting in Connecticut than there have been in perhaps a hundred years, according to a spokesman for the Connecticut Audubon Society.

The majestic birds have been spotted nesting in places they've never before been seen, including possibly, the Norwalk Islands.

Experts said Bald Eagles had all but disappeared from Connecticut in the 1950s because of DDT and other pesticides. After the harmful pesticides were banned, however, a pair of eagles returned to Connecticut in the early 1990s and the population has been growing steadily ever since with eagle sightings this year even moving inland a bit off the Connecticut River.

Learn more about bald eagles from the state of Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

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