Bald Eagle Pair Gone Missing

Bird enthusiasts are worried that the first nesting pair of bald eagles seen on the San Francisco Peninsula in nearly a century has pulled up stakes.

Birders from across the Bay Area have been tilting binoculars and telescopes in every direction, but the majestic birds have not been seen since Wednesday, an absence that doesn't bode well for any eggs that might be in their nest.

"It would suggest to me that maybe the eggs weren't viable or maybe there weren't any eggs in there at all," said Dennis Prout, 64, a Redwood City member of the Sequoia Audubon Society, which has been providing interpretation for eagle watchers. "I'd be very saddened by that."

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