Pair of Golden Eagle Chicks Found in Santa Monica Mountains for 1st Time in 30 Years

Ameera Butt
June 26, 2019 - 9:48 am

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They're a cute pair of golden eagle chicks and they've made their home in the western Santa Monica Mountains.

That's the announcement Wednesday by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, who said the last time a nest was confirmed was in the 1980s near Lobo Canyon.

The two chicks, a male and a female, were discovered weeks ago and both received two bands, a numbered and colored one, that are part of the USGS Bird Banding Lab to help scientists for monitoring.

The golden eagles usually feed on smaller animals like squirrels and rabbits and are considered cousins of the bald eagles.