Bald eagles bounce back in Kingston area

By Elliot Ferguson, Ottawa Citizen, March 22, 2019

The east end of Lake Ontario is “awash” is bald eagles, according to bird counts and surveys this winter.

The stately bird of prey has been seen in record number across Kingston and the surrounding area this year.

“Kingston is so awash in bald eagles that this year we have a record high tally of 71 bald eagles,” Mark Reid wrote in the March edition of The Blue Bill, the quarterly journal of the Kingston Field Naturalists.

A bald eagle sits in a tree in the Marshlands along Front Road in Kingston on Tuesday. (Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard) Elliot Ferguson / Elliot Ferguson/Whig-Standard

Nineteen bald eagles were spotted during the field naturalists Christmas bird count, and the ground survey conducted as part of the mid-winter waterfowl inventory saw an “amazing” total of 52 bald eagles.

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