Eaglets died, but naturalists still optimistic

SANDUSKY Two 3-week-old eaglets died Saturday, but the eagle population in Erie County remains stron
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Two 3-week-old eaglets died Saturday, but the eagle population in Erie County remains strong.

The eaglets appeared to be doing fine until they died suddenly in their nest near the Old Dutch Tavern on East Perkins Road.

Mark Shieldcastle, wildlife biologist of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Crane Creek Research Station in Oak Harbor, said the eaglets could have died because of the weather or some other type of disturbance.

Despite the death of two eaglets, the eagle population in Erie County is gradually increasing, Shieldcastle said. In Erie County, there are at least eight nests and 20 to 25 full-grown eagles.

Read more in Thursday's Register.