Early bird eagles working on nests

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MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – Some bald eagles are getting a jump on the nesting season, according to biologist Larissa Smith of the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey.

Eagles in the state usually begin incubating eggs from January through March, and Eagle Project volunteers report they are back working on their nests in late fall and early winter, according to Smith.

“But some pairs have already been spotted sprucing up their nests in preparation for the upcoming nesting season,” said Smith in a recent blog post.

Large numbers of nesting eagles have been reported along the Delaware Bay and its estuaries, and smaller numbers in more heavily populated areas such as along Patcong Creek from Somers Point to Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic County …

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