Bald eagle named ‘Rover’ spotted in Manhattan’s Central Park

MANHATTAN (WABC) — A bald eagle, known as Rover, was spotted Monday morning in 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.

Audubon New York says that although there was one bald eagle nest in New York State 50 years ago, there are now over 400!

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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