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Rocky Hill Residents, Environmentalists Upset By Bald Eagle's Killing

ROCKY HILL — For more than a decade, the meadows along the Connecticut River has provided a welcoming habitat for bald eagles.

Pairs of the majestic raptors have built at least three nests, and a resident pair was seen by a veteran observer earlier this month.

So the news last week that a young eagle found dead in the meadows had been killed by a gunshot and that state and federal authorities had begun a criminal investigation to find the person or persons responsible, was upsetting to those familiar with the river lowlands.

"It's kind of a mystery. It's a shame,'' said Jim Woodworth, editor The Meadow View, the newsletter of the Great Meadows Conservation Trust...