KUSA- A bald eagle caused quite a stir at Washington Park Friday afternoon. Many people stopped to take pictures of the bird sitting in a tree.
One woman was driving by and saw a crowd gathered. She stopped to get some pictures.
"It's very impressive. It's just so majestic sitting there and doesn't seem bothered by the bird watchers," she said.
Saturday Barr Lake State Park will host its annual Bald Eagle Festival. It starts at 10 a.m. Since 1986, a pair of bald eagles has been observed in the refuge every year, fledging 45 young eagles as of 2012.
February is an excellent month for bald eagle viewing, including our nesting pair and many other wintering eagles.
Eagles begin their courtship behavior in January, including tumbling in mid-air, nest building, and staying close together. In mid-February, and often coinciding with Valentine's Day, bald eagles lay one to three eggs. The parents take turns incubating the eggs, so you are practically guaranteed to see an eagle on the nest. If all goes well, eaglets hatch in late March.
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