Bald eagles making a comeback in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Bald eagles that were once wiped out in Indiana are making a comeback in the Hoosier state.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the state counted 110 bald eagle nests last year, more than three times as many nests as a decade before.

Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis didn't have any eagles when the park was created in 1967. Now officials say there are six eagles there. And earlier this year, five eagles were seen soaring and diving for fish on the Wabash River near downtown Lafayette.

While counting eagles can be difficult, officials say the increased sightings are clear indications that things are going well for the state's eagle population.

Indiana imported 75 eagles from Alaska and Minnesota in 1985, laying the groundwork for an increasing population of bald eagles.

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