Eagle eyes


And now a short video clip of a bald eagle chick in Schoharie County that the state Department of Environmental Conservation posted on Twitter today because it's a short video clip of a bald eagle chick.

The chick was recently banded as part of a conservation program. DEC figures there are now more than 400 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the state. The birds were almost entirely gone from the state by the 1960s, but a program that started in 1976 relocated eagles from other states and helped reestablish populations here.

A good place to spot them in this area is along the Hudson River, at sites such as Peebles Island or Schodack Island.

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