Outdoor

Bald eagle sightings increase in Avoyelles

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This mature bald eagle seems to be surveying his domain on the Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge. The “King of Birds” has become more visible in the parish, thanks in large part to efforts by the federal and state wildlife agencies. {Photo courtesy of Bradley Bordelon, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service}

An eagle in flight embodies both power and freedom. For that reason, the bald eagle was chosen as the symbol of this nation.

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