Bald eagles build large nest at Lake Shawnee

(File Photo) Credit: WPBN

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A pair of bald eagles has taken up residence at a lake just east of Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a large ball-like nest that the eagles are building is clearly visible in a large tree on the southeast end of Lake Shawnee.

Eagles have been visiting the lake for a number of years. But Carol Morgan, of the Topeka Audubon Society, says this is the first time that local bird-watching enthusiasts can remember them building a nest.

Morgan says it appears the eagles “have every intention of nesting and raising eaglets.”

Bald eagles were nearly extinct about 50 years ago. Morgan says that today, there are “well over 10,000 nests” across the nation, including about 90 active nests in Kansas.

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