Big Bear closures because of bald eagles nesting

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KNX) — Closures have been announced on the northwest side of Big Bear Lake as bald eagle nesting activity in the area has increased.

The San Bernardino National Forrest announced the closures were in effect on Dec. 3 via Twitter, to protect eagles by keeping the area clear.

Closure include Grout Bay’s picnic area, Big Bear Yellow Post Site No.1, and Grays Peak Trail, according the San Bernardino Sun.

You can view a map of the closures by clicking here.

Meanwhile, two of the bald eagles, named Jackie and Shadow, have been building their nest.

“Two adult eagles (locally known as Jackie and Shadow) have been bringing in sticks and other building materials, which is behavior often observed prior to actively nesting,” San Bernardino National Forest tweeted.

“We’ve had a couple of disappointing years, and we’re looking forward to a successful year this year,” Teri Ashmore, public liaison for the nonprofit Friends of Big Bear Valley, told KNX News 97.1 FM,

You can watch the Big Bear bald eagle live camera by clicking here.

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