If you take a walk through Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, you can find a variety of species. But a pair of bald eagles are definitely getting a lot of attention.
"This year, we finally confirmed that we have two adults again," said Jeffrey Kollbrunner, a local wildlife and nature photographer. "It looks like they are a pair or trying to become a pair, which is exciting for our area."
Kollbrunner has two decades of experience documenting birds in Queens. He has spotted immature bald eagles in the area over the past seven years but says the mature eagles have been sighted more recently, in the past two years.
"Having these birds of prey are phenomenal for the region, and you know, people can enjoy them from a distance," Kollbrunner said.
That's exactly what we did. We spotted one of the eagles sitting on ice in the lake. Twenty minutes later, he had company.
Kollbrunner says the state's conservancy efforts have proven successful.