LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) About three decades ago, a remarkable ecological comeback started in Lawrence, local eagle biologist Mike Watkins said.
For decades, Kansas had not documented a nesting location for bald eagles within its borders. But in 1989, a fisherman reported seeing Americas national bird in the Lawrence area at Clinton Lake.
I was skeptical, said Watkins, who served as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wildlife biologist at the time. Sure enough, a pair of bald eagles built a nest in some timber that had been flooded (in the lake).