A BALD EAGLE takes flight after resting in a white pine near the Sheepscot River on Tuesday in Newcastle. The state’s bald eagles are experiencing a population growth of about 7 percent each year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. There are now well over 600 nesting pairs in the state, up from a low of about 30 pairs in the late 1970s.

A BALD EAGLE takes flight after resting in a white pine near the Sheepscot River on Tuesday in Newcastle. The state’s bald eagles are experiencing a population growth of about 7 percent each year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. There are now well over 600 nesting pairs in the state, up from a low of about 30 pairs in the late 1970s.

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