May 30, 2023

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Popular Standley Lake bald eagle pair loses eaglet

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) — The community is mourning another loss for a popular pair of bald eagles in the Standley Lake area. 

Standley Lake Regional Park broke the news on Tuesday, announcing their nest fell and the eaglet inside did not survive. 

Reesa Conrey, an avian researcher with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said the eaglet was crushed by a limb that came down on top of the nest.

“It does happen,” Conrey said. “We’ve seen with other pairs before that they’ll be successful for many years and then have a period of lower nest success.”

The eaglet was taken to Rocky Mountain Arsenal for proper burial.  

This is the third year in a row the eagles at Standley Lake have…

Samantha Spitz

2023-04-10 23:24:20

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