[Photo courtesy of Kathy McGill]

Kathy McGill was visiting Ken’s Lake on Sunday, April 7, and photographed a young bald eagle. “While I’ve seen them around Moab in other areas,” McGill wrote to the Moab Sun News, “I’ve never seen one at Ken’s Lake.” McGill said she also saw an osprey flying over the lake. National Bald Eagle Management Guidelines say bald eagles are a North American species that historically lived throughout the contiguous U.S. and Alaska. The eagles faced near extinction following WWII due to DDT poisoning, but the eagles have rebounded and re-established breeding territories in each of the lower 48 states with the help of federal protections and resource management.