Is It a Bald Eagle Family?
New photos of two birds together in Reston.
Update: Tuesday, April 5
Patch reader Marcia Cunningham sent this photo of TWO Bald Eagles in a tree near Lake Audubon. An eagle family?
Update: Thursday, March 31
The Bald Eagle made a return to Lake Audubon. Check out new photos posted with this story.
A Bald Eagle has been spotted in Reston several times this month.
Reston Patch reader Beth Burns took a picture of the eagle that landed in her tree on the Glade Drive side of Lake Audubon on Tuesday morning.
Earlier in the month, Burns said she spotted a younger bald eagle flying nearby.
Bald Eagles are often found in areas with large trees for nesting that are nearby bodies of water with fish for eating.
Bald Eagle population has stabilized since the US Government banned the use of DDT in the early 1970s. In 2007, it was removed from the endangered species list.
The U.S. Department of the Interior estimates there are about 9,789 nesting pairs of bald eagles in the country. About 650 of those pairs are in Virginia, says the Center for Conservation Biology.