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Eagle Nest Found Near Sedgwick

Posted 1/25/2018

THIS bald eagle and its mate were spotted near Sedgwick earlier this week. THIS bald eagle and its mate were spotted near Sedgwick earlier this week. By Pilar Martin

SEDGWICK—A bald eagle’s nest has been discovered near Sedgwick. The large nest can be seen from the road and a pair of eagles has been spotted around the nest.

This could mean the pair is a nesting pair, getting ready to lay and hopefully hatch the next generation.

The nest near Sedgwick is located on private property on the west side of town. Eagle nests are typically built of sticks and are large. The average nest is 5 to 6 feet wide, and 3 to 4 feet deep. It is imperative that people do not try to get close the nest, but let nature take its course. 

Hopefully the pair will stay put, lay and hatch some eggs. As the months progress, the Independent will keep apprised of the situation and get the word out if in fact the pair is successful.

Eagles are migratory and can generally be seen in Kansas in December and January, according to  the Kansas Wildlife Federation. Eagles usually can be seen by bodies of water, like a river, lake or pond with easy access to food. Eagles primarily eat fish and waterfowl. Eagles have been regularly seen at Harvey County East Park this time of year.

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