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Eagles over Nisky

Caroline has been able to see the bald eagles up close and personal and has gone back to the nesting area multiple times. She said she has come within 30 to 40 feet of the predatory birds.

"It was pretty cool," she said of the experience.

Her mother said Caroline wanted to share that sense of awe through her project.

"The thing that was most important to her was spreading the word of the eagles living in our town," she said. "That really meant a lot to her."

Niskayuna Supervisor Joe Landry said he is happy to see the bald eagles in the town.

"We are very pleased that these majestic birds have chosen to visit our town," said Landry, who thanked resident John DeLong for providing the photographs of the birds, which appear on the town's Web site at www.niskayuna.org.

"Having students vote to name the eagles was a fun and exciting way to bring awareness to the eagles nesting right here in our own backyard," said Gemmill.

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