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A pair bald eagles nesting at Barr Lake State Park appear to be expecting a new addition this spring.

Volunteers spotted a restless pair of eagles Saturday, typical behavior for eagles preparing for hatching, according to a news release from the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife.

Bald eagles have nested in Barr Lake's wildlife refuge for more than 25 years. As of 2011, 42 eagles have hatched from eight different nests. One or two eagles hatch every year.

The expecting pair will be busy feeding their eaglets an array of fish, waterfowl and prairie dogs. The youngsters are expected to fly from the nest in late June.

Visitors can view the eagles from the gazebo, located at the end of a 2 ½ mile walk.




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A bald eagle rests on a branch at Barr Lake State Park, Friday, April 06, 2012.
A bald eagle rests on a branch at Barr Lake State Park, Friday, April 06, 2012. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)