Bald Eagles Are Nesting At Eagle Marsh (VIDEO)

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

April 27, 2014 Updated Apr 28, 2014 at 10:33 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) – Nesting bald eagles are the star attraction of Earth Day in Fort Wayne.

The Earth Day event at Eagle Marsh draws thousands of visitors and gives families a chance to explore the 716 acre wetland preserve, getting "hands-on" with nature.

Those at the wetlands say a pair of bald eagles returned this winter and built a nest at the boundary of Eagle Marsh. The pair is now incubating an unknown number of eggs.

High-powered spotting scopes at a special Earth Day viewing station offers an unobstructed view as the eagles warm their eggs and soar over the wetlands in search of food.

Eagle Marsh is open to the public year round.

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