Americana: The Lady Vanishes

It might be a case of women's liberation or mistaken sexual identity or simple adolescent wanderlust. Whatever, the fact is that not since the turn of the century have bald eagles nested in Massachusetts, and there is no sign they soon will. In June, two six-week-old eaglets from Michigan's Upper Peninsula were imported by Massachusetts wildlife authorities as part of a program to reintroduce the species to the Bay State. When they were placed in cages atop a 21-ft. tower, all went well—at first. Ross (the purported male) took to soaring like, well, an eagle as soon as he was released...

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