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By Tony Ault
Staff Writer 

Two young bald eagles are spotted at Lake Hemet in U.S. Forest Service's first winter count


Last updated 12/20/2018 at 11:48pm

Tony Ault

This Cooper's hawk perched on a light pole at Lake Hemet is first to greet local birdwatchers attending the U.S. Forest Service's first winter bald eagle count at the lake Saturday, Dec. 15. Two young bald eagles were spotted in the count.

A Cooper's hawk fluffed atop a light pole and greeted the 28 excited volunteer bird watchers who showed up at Lake Hemet Saturday, Dec. 15, for the annual winter bald eagle count with the U.S. Forest Service.

It did not take long for the volunteers who caravanned to the lakes' boat launch area to catch sight of two young bald eagles roosting on pine tree snags across the lake. All binoculars, scopes and cameras held by the onlookers turned westward to catch sight of the magnificent white-headed national birds.

Lake Hemet resident Marge Murray lifted her head up from a scope trained on the...

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