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Bald Eagle makes SoCal comeback

Published On: Dec 18 2012 10:13:40 AM CST
Bald Eagle soaring over Lake Hemet.

Photo by Careena Chase

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. -

Four bald eagles have been spotted near Southern California lakes in the season's first bird count.
  Bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list in 2007. Experts say pesticide restrictions, habitat protections and the release of captive-bred chicks have led to the eagle's recovery.
  During Saturday's one-hour count, volunteers reported two adult bald eagles at Lake Hemet and one adult and one juvenile at Lake Perris.
  No eagles were observed at Silverwood Lake.