Local eagle population doing well


Using the remains of a burned tree, two adult eagles perch above their nest, from which one of their four offspring is looking out above Washington Flats, downstream from Grand Coulee Dam. - Jacob Wagner photo

Eagle parents along the Columbia River have their hands full with four eaglets in their nest in the Washington Flats area.

Local wildlife photography enthusiast Nora Gabler Jenn, previously profiled in a Star article titled "Nora the Explorer," excitedly told The Star about seeing the eagles on her frequent drives around the area, as shown on her Facebook page. Jenn is watching three nests of eaglets this spring.

"Four eaglets is kind of rare, but not too rare," said Eric Braaten, a local biologist for the state Department of Fish & Wildlife, in an email to The Star. "Normal clutch size...

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