Since 2009, a pair of bald eagles have been nesting on both the north and south shores of Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) near Hamilton.
Now that they've reached maturity, the eagles have hatched their first young, the first bald eaglets to be born on Lake Ontario's north shore in decades.
"We actually saw a little one poke its head up out of the nest," the RBG’s Head of Natural Lands, Tys Theysmeyer, told CBC News. "No one really knows when the last ones were born in this area. That's how long it has been."
The first eaglet was spotted on March 22. The second was spotted the following day. Officials are unsure if other unhatched eggs are in the nest. Theysmeter told the Hamilton Spectator that bald eagles can lay up to four eggs at a time.
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The eagles' nest had been closely monitored from a nearby trail since mid-February, after Theysmeyer observed that one of the eagles was "squattingRead More »from Bald eaglets hatch on north shore of Lake Ontario for first time in decades