NJ's eagle population had rough winter

(AP) - New Jerseyans weren't alone in dealing withextremely harsh weather conditions over the past few months.

Wildlife officials say the state's eagle population also had arough time with the major snowstorms and freezing temperatures thatsocked the Garden State this winter, and the heavy rains that fellin early spring.

But they also say the eagle population is now healthy enough towithstand an occasional setback.

Biologists say many bald eagle nests failed this year, and somepairs failed to lay eggs. Some other eggs never hatched, andseveral chicks were blown out of their nests.

It was a loss that just a decade ago would have devastated thebald eagle recovery effort in New Jersey, where the raptors wereonce considered locally extinct because of pesticide pollution thatdestroyed their ability to reproduce.

Duke Farms in Hillsborough has a Live Eagle Cam of a nest on their farm. Click here to watch LIVE.

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