John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge Welcomes Its Newest Member
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - There’s a new mouth to feed in the eagle nest at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, and it’s not the first time the happy couple have nested there.
“This is the third year in a row they’ve done that. Right now, there is one chick in the nest, strong and healthy, and growing every day.”
Debbie Beer, of Friends of the Heinz Refuge, says the egg was laid in late January. Earlier this month, there were signs it had hatched. And soon a little head popped up:
“It’s kind of ugly and adorable, as only baby bird chicks can be. So it’s all white, with a big bill, and the bill is outsized for the size of its head.”
Kind of like a baby dinosaur bobble head. With the trees leafing out, soon it’ll be hard to see the nest, which is on Oak Island. But chances are good you’ll see Dad picking up dinner. And fish isn’t all that’s on the menu:
“One of the photographers caught the Bald Eagle carrying a duck back to the nest.”
See pictures of the eagles at the Friends of Heinz Refuge at Tinicum Facebook Page.