Drone crashes into bald eagles nest in East Bay park tree

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FREMONT — A drone apparently crashed into an eagles nest in a eucalyptus tree in Ardenwood Historic Park, displacing the majestic birds from their perch at least temporarily, officials said Tuesday.

But the bald eagles may not be gone for long. A park naturalist and a Bay Area News Group photographer witnessed one of them return to the nest for a minute or so late Tuesday afternoon before soaring off.

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Authorities from the East Bay Regional Park District and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, are investigating the incident and trying to determine whether there was an eaglet in the nest when the drone crashed, and if so whether it was killed or injured, park district spokesperson Dave Mason said.

“It appears the drone crashed into the nest,” Mason said, noting that parts of the device were found in the nest.

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