CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Two bald eagles have been making an appearance on a satellite dish outside the 22News building for the last two weeks!
You can monitor our 22News live camera network to see if the eagles come back in the video above. 22News uses the livestream for breaking news and news conference events so you may see a different feed at times.
You can send any photos or video of bald eagles you see in western Massachusetts to firstname.lastname@example.org!
According to Mass.gov, as of 2018 there are 76 territorial pairs of bald eagles identified in Massachusetts. Bald eagles were listed as endangered in Massachusetts before 2012. They are currently listed as special concern in the state. Bald eagles were removed from the Federal Endangered Species List in 2007.
MassWildlife told 22News that western Massachusetts is actually a great habitat for bald eagles.
“The Connecticut River and the Quabbin Reservoir are tremendous habitats for them,” said David Paulson, an Endangered Species Biologist. “We have sites here in Springfield, Chicopee, and all across the state including Cape Cod. Last year, we had our first chick hatch on Cape Cod in over 115 years.”
Bald eagle’s mainly consume fish but if they’re not available they also eat smaller birds and other species.