Baby bald eagles tagged near Lake Pleasant

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Arizona is home to dozens of bald eagles and that number continues to grow. It wasn't long ago that these birds were on the endangered species list. But thanks to efforts of local and federal agencies, that is no longer the case.

3TV's Heidi Goitia went along as a crew from Arizona Game and Fish banded two baby eagles near Lake Pleasant.

The eagles are just a few weeks old, and their nest is high on a cliff where it is safe from predators.

Game and Fish staffers first had to take a boat to the area, then rappel down the cliff to get to the nest.

To tag the birds, workers covered up the talons and put a hood on them to keep them calm. They also measured and weighed the birds.

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