Artificial 'Island' Haven For Free Flyers

Threatened bald eagles make their home in the an unlikely urban wildlife refuge.

The national bird has chosen to make its home in one of the most peculiar places in the nation's Capital.

"Eagle experts say Rosalie Island is one of the busiest, most urban havens established for bald eagles -- and a sign of their return from endangered status 30 years ago."

The birds like the area because of the plethora of fish which are drawn by the algae which feed on the processed waste from the nearby Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant. The northern part of the island has been set aside to protect the birds. In recent years the birds have exploded in population by learning how to live alongside humans.

By bringing up issues of integration and cohesiveness of our surroundings, this article illustrates how it is possible for eagles to not only survive but thrive in an urban environment.

Thanks to Roger Lum

Full Story: Eagles Have Landed -- Among Us


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