- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

AZUSA, Calif. (AP) - A nesting pair of bald eagles has been spotted in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Experts tell the San Gabriel Valley Tribune it’s unusual to find the species nesting in Los Angeles County.

The newspaper reported (https://bit.ly/1SZFOGK) Wednesday there’s a chick in the nest north of Azusa.

Audubon California chapter manager Travis Abeyta says it’s the first time he’s heard of a nesting pair in the San Gabriels. Abeyta used photos to positively identify the chick as a bald eagle.

The bird was also identified by Kimball Garrett, the ornithology collections manager for the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. He also was unaware of any nesting bald eagles in LA County in decades.

Bald eagles are known to winter to the east in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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Information from: San Gabriel Valley Tribune.


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