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Spotted: Philadelphia eagles of the feathered kind

Wednesday, April 07, 2010
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A pair of Philadelphia eagles are causing some excitement, but it has nothing to do with football.

These bald eagles have beaten high odds and are raising two eaglets in the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum, near Philadelphia International Airport. Officials say they're the first bald eagles ever to do so on the refuge.

Refuge manager Gary Stolz says eagles are normally sensitive to city noise and have been known to abandon nests in urban environments, but this pair seem to not be bothered by the planes overhead.

Stolz says the eagles are looking good, stretching their wings and helping out the refuge by eating invasive carp. The eaglets could be flying in about a month.

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