Conservation officers search for nest of dead bald eagle

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JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Conservation officers are searching for the nest and possible young eaglets of a bald eagle that died after being shot in southern Indiana.

The injured eagle was found March 19 in northwestern Dubois (doo-BOYS’) County and died en route to a raptor center.

X-rays showed it had bullet fragments in its body.

An examination found the eagle had a bare spot on its abdomen that occurs when nesting eagles sit on eggs to warm them while their mate is hunting for food.

Conservation Officer Joe Haywood tells The Herald ( ) conservation officers planned to survey nearby eagle nesting sites Friday by airplane to try to find a single-parent nest.

If that nest is found, they’ll monitor it to make sure the surviving eagle can provide food for its young.


Information from: The Herald,

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