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The eagles have landed

March 20, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL 

Assistant editor

Several bald eagles have found a temporary home the past few days in large cottonwood trees in the Bear River bottoms west of Preston.

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Eagles can sometimes be seen in the Bear River Narrows canyon area and other portions of far northern Franklin County during winter months. But it is somewhat unusual to see the magnificent birds so close to larger population areas, according to Martha Wackenhut, regional wildlife manager for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

A bald eagle sits on a lonely perch recently west of Preston.

A bald eagle sits on a lonely perch recently
west of Preston.

Eagles across the country and in Idaho have made a population comeback the past couple of decades since pesticides, linked to declining numbers, were banned several years ago.

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