Bald Eagles at Lake Waco Could Get Nesting Help

The platform and camera would be funded by donations

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:25 AM CDT
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Bald Eagles Could Get Nesting Help

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Some bald eagles in Central Texas could have a sturdier nesting place and a wider audience.

Officials with the Central Texas Audubon Society and the Cameron Park Zoo have proposed building a 40-foot steel nesting platform that includes a webcam.

Backers say the platform would replace some less-than-sturdy dead cottonwood trees that bald eagles have used in recent years.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Monday that a young eagle hatched earlier this year from a nest in a cottonwood. The eaglet was seen last week in the nest at Reynolds Creek Park.

Zoo and Audubon Society officials recently met with the Army Corps of Engineers about leasing a site at Lake Waco. The platform and solar-powered camera system would cost about $25,000, mostly funded by donations.

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