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Dalton fourth-grade student Adeline Carpenter took photos of this bald eagle’s nest in Newcomerstown, which her family visited in April.

Captured on the camera she had received as a Christmas gift, Adeline Carpenter’s photos of America’s national bird seem fitting for around Memorial Day.

The Dalton fourth-grader submitted photos last month to the school district of bald eagles in their Newcomerstown nest. Dalton Local Schools has been sharing on social media what students have been doing during the state’s Stay at Home order.

Adeline is following in her father’s footsteps of enjoying photography as a hobby.

Michael Carpenter said the bald eagle’s nest along the river in Tuscarawas County is below the road and his family and his brother’s family visited last month as a sort of science field trip.

“We go to a handful of different eagles’ nests,” Carpenter said. “That is the coolest one because you can see right into the nest.”

Bald eagles were once an endangered species and there were only four bald eagle nests in Ohio in 1979, according to Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Earth Day in April that an eagle census by Ohio DNR and Division of Wildlife with the help of volunteers confirmed 707 nests in 85 counties.

Read the complete story in the May 27, 2020 edition.

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