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