Bald eagle named ‘Rover’ spotted in Manhattan’s Central Park
The bird was spotted around 7:30 a.m. on the southeast side of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
It’s not the first time Rover has been spotted, and some eagle-eyed birdwatchers have managed to get stunning images on other occasions.
—EJ Bartolazo (@ejbarto1) January 30, 2022
Audubon New York says that although there was one bald eagle nest in New York State 50 years ago, there are now over 400!
NYC has a new favorite bird: the bald eagle! Rover was spotted around the tank in #Central Park. 50 years ago, there was only one bald eagle nest in all of New York State. Now we are over 400 nests! https://t.co/fJHG52VP2d #birdcpp
—Audubon New York (@AudubonNY) January 31, 2022
Brad Balliett took slow-motion footage of Rover on January 24.
Balliett said the bird made several circles and ate the remains of a seagull before heading south from the park.
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