- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

HYGIENE, Colo. (AP) - Boulder County wildlife staff says two bald eagle chicks have been seen with a stepmother, after theirs was electrocuted last month.

The Daily Times-Call in Longmont reports (https://bit.ly/1GINBqk ) that wildlife workers have seen a female bald eagle roosting on a nest where a male eagle had been tending to his two chicks. Bald eagle pairs split duties while raising their young.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said the female is not feeding the young eagles but is tending to them and mating with the male, which is unusual for this time of year.

A female bald eagle was found electrocuted atop a power pole near Hygiene May 26. The eagle was linked to the nest.

As of spring 2014, Boulder County had six eagle nests.


Information from: Daily Times-Call, https://timescall.com/

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