2 bald eagle chicks OK after fall from nest in Dunedin

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) -- Part of a sofa-sized bald eagle nest has collapsed, sending two eight-week-old eaglets plummeting some 65 feet to the ground.

Audubon birdwatchers say the nest in Dunedin started to collapse Sunday, and one bird fell. A second bird tumbled on Monday.

The eaglets, which normally don't fly until they are 12 weeks old, were rescued by volunteers and are doing well. They are recovering at wildlife rehabilitation centers.

Florida has one of the densest concentrations of nesting bald eagles in the lower 48 states.

 

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