3 Rare Bald Eagles Spotted on Long Island

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. -

Three bald eagles, rarely seen on Long Island, have taken up residency in Hempstead Lake State Park over the past two months, Newsday reported. Their repeat sightings indicate they’re staying in the area rather than just flying over. The local branch of the Audubon Society says the reason for more eagles turning up on Long Island “is just population expansion” after the near extinction of the national symbol in the 1960s.