Bald eagle couple nests in Ridgeland - - Jackson, MS

Bald eagle couple nests in Ridgeland

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RIDGELAND, MS (WLBT) - Bald eagle sightings are becoming more common in Mississippi, but they're still breathtaking.

A few 3 On Your Side viewers snapped pictures of two bald eagles, a male and female, that have made a nest in some pine trees in Ridgeland. The eagles fly around the area several times a day, picking up large twigs and other materials for their nest. We've been asked not to give the exact location so the eagles aren't scared away by too many observers.

"They're flying back and forth. They'll fly in the trees, right in front of my office, perch up there. Then they'll fly across, tear a limb off a tree, and fly back," says viewer Chris Cole.

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks says bald eagle populations are increasing, and they're stable and doing well here in Mississippi.


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