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Pair of Eagles Make The Jersey Shore Home in Belmar

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After last week’s snowstorm, Nancy Shaer Bilow of Lake Como spotted this pair of bald eagles in a towering tree on the west end of Lake Como. Note the tracking tags on their talons. Credits: Nancy Shaer Bilow
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BELMAR, NJ — Look up in the trees and you may just spot the pair of bald eagles flying around both Lake Como and Belmar these days. Nancy Shaer Bilow of Lake Como was walking her dog last week after the snowstorm and saw them in a tree on the west end of the expansive lake.

“Based on their size, I thought they could be eagles, so I ran in to get my camera with the zoom to confirm it,” she said. “They must have been hanging around because I saw them flying overhead around 5 p.m. too.”

Then what are presumed to be the same birds were spotted three days later on March 26 in a tall evergreen near 11th Avenue and C Street in Belmar, according to a social media post.

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People “in the know” believe they are the same eagles that have a nest in a pine tree outside the InfoAge Learning Center in the former Camp Evans. Facing the Shark River from the center’s parking lot on Marconi Road in Wall, two nests are in a tree to the left of the building. An eaglet that was nested by the pair last year is also still seen in the area.

According to the N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife, the bald eagle is a shining example of recovery. In 1973, when the state's Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act was passed, there was just one nesting pair in a remote forest in Cumberland County.

Today there are more than 150 nesting pairs of eagles in the state. Most are in the Delaware Bay counties of Cumberland and Salem, but eagles can now be found statewide, including this pair that has made Camp Evans their home — and Lake Como and Belmar their backyard.

In fact, interest in Camp Evans’ resident raptors has attracted so much attention over the years that a live video cam has been set up on their newest nest.

For more animal sightings in Belmar, see this article on an adorable baby seal or this one on a terrifying shark.

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