Nesting Eagle Closes Section of Park

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BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — A portion of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is closed, but for a very exciting reason.

Bald eagles are actively building a nest in a new tree within the Piney Narrows portion of the park.

To protect the eagles, the area surrounding the nest will be closed through July. Eagles usually lay one to three eggs in late winter.

They are incubated for about 35 days before they hatch, and they will leave the nest by mid-summer.

“As an animal, they’re relatively sensitive to some of their surroundings,” said Brady Bourquin, park ranger. “So they really need to make sure they’ve got a good spot with good food and protection, and that it’s not disturbed too much on a regular basis.”

Even though you can’t get close to the nest, there is a chance you could see the eagles along the tow path.

The nest is just north of Route 82 along the Cuyahoga River.

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