ST. MARYS — Bald eagles are thriving along Grand Lake St. Marys — all under the watch of a St. Marys woman who has been monitoring the birds for years.
Jill Bowers has been monitoring the bald eagle population in Auglaize and Mercer counties for the state for 17 years. Bowers has been with the bald eagles since the first birds arrived in the area.
“They came to the wildlife area by the goose farm by 703 and 127,” Bowers said. “Now we have three nests on Grand Lake St. Marys, including one in Auglaize County.”