2 Bald Eagles Nesting on Grounds of Long Island School

Two bald eagles have built a nest near a Long Island school. 

The eagles — one male, one female — were first spotted nesting in a tree on the Great Neck South School campus in early March, according to Newsday. School officials say the eagles caused excitement as faculty and students watched from afar. 

Officials have asked the general public to stay away from the nest in accordance with federal guidelines for the breeding season, which spans from February through April. Disturbing the species is against the law and carries a hefty fine. 

Not many large birds are seen near the school. However, nearby Lake Success holds fish, which is an eagle dietary staple. School officials are reveling in their avian visitors and think this may turn into annual migration stop.

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