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Wildlife refuge closes Little Neck Run for nesting bald eagles

The staff of Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge continue to monitor the pair of bald eagles along Little Neck Run, a small tributary of the Carmans River. Two eaglets successfully fledged from the nest in 2016. Recent observations of the eagles at the nest site prompt a seasonal closure of Little Neck Run to public access. The closure will help reduce disturbance to the birds and help protect the nest location during this very sensitive time. Once eagles select a nesting territory, they tend to use it for the rest of their lives.