Baby Eagles Have Captured The Eyes Of Waterville Students
Faculty and students at Waterville high school are keeping an eagle-eye on some new friends. A pair of baby bald eagles that have captured the imagination of the entire school.The nest was discovered about two years ago when Suzanne Goulet, a visual arts teacher at Waterville High School, first noticed a bald eagle flying overhead while she was outside with some students. “Not 10 seconds later another eagle, this one with a frozen fish in its talons, flying in the same direction,” Goulet said Wednesday, “and then it was after that we noticed the eagles’ nest had started to form.”After renovations on the high school moved Miss Goulet’s room to the other side of the school, she had a direct line of sight to the nest. “I realized the nest was right there. We had a perfect view.”With the help of a high-powered telescope, she could keep an even closer eye on the majestic birds that, incidentally, were taken off the endangered species list in 2007.A few weeks ago while watching the eagles she noticed the nest had gotten a bit more crowded. “I was watching the nest, and just like a submarine from inside the nest, up came the head.”Minutes later a second little head appeared. The two baby eaglets hatched into the world on April 25, complete with their own birth announcements, courtesy of another teacher at Waterville High School. Since the eggs hatched around three weeks ago, Miss Goulet’s classroom room has become a busy place. Faculty and students have made it a point to find their way to her room to see if they can catch a peak of the eagles. “Every day,” says math teacher Richard Fuller, “I’m down here once or twice a day just checking on the eagles that have hatched.”Students now have names for the family of eagles. The proud parents are Robin and Hawk and their offspring are Jordan and Erin. Miss Goulet is figuring out ways to incorporate them into the curriculum at the school, where they’re already considered part of the family.