A pair of nesting bald eagles is growing a new family close to Columbus.

The nesting pair was recently spotted by Columbus Mayor Jim Lienhoop and Dave Hayward, the city’s executive director of public works and city engineer.

Lienhoop said the pair has chosen a spot along the Flat Rock River that meanders through and around downtown Columbus.

It turns out these eagles aren’t the only nesting pair in Bartholomew County. Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources reports four eagles nests in the county, three of which have been reported as active.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.