Winged Predator Population Growing

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A mature bald eagle perches in a sycamore tree in the Muscatatuck River bottoms southwest of Crothersville. Since their re-introduction beginning in 1985, eagle sightings have become more prevalent in the wooded wetlands along the Muscatatuck and White River basins in Jackson County.

Between 1985-1989, 73 immature bald eagles were released and began nesting at Monroe Reservoir. Since they were re-introduced over 30 years ago, the winged predators now have an estimated 250 nesting territories throughout the Hoosier state.

~photo by Tracie Kovener