To the Editor:

The article on the cleanup of Onondaga Lake (”Onondaga Lake’s outstanding transformation: As soon as a cesspool, now at its cleanest in 100 years, Dec. 6, 2022) listed among the many advantages “lots of of individuals collect in winter to see as much as 100 bald eagles …” This description significantly shortchanges the potential of those magnificent birds in our city space.

If we made full use of the Future USA mall services, hundreds — not lots of — might view certainly one of nature’s spectacular sights.

With our sudden onset of frigid air, our migrating eagles will quickly be on Murphy’s Island subsequent to Future. The Lake Path on the island will probably be closed in the course of the winter months to protect the eagles’ habitat. You possibly can view these nice birds from the second tier of the Future car parking zone throughout from Murphy’s Island or from the Prepare Cease not far south.

Planners of the Inside Harbor ought to develop another winter route for the Lake Path that cuts by the Future parking tons and contains the 2 prime viewing spots simply talked about. Future ought to boost the 2 viewing spots and welcome eagle spotters with indoor sights suited to the fabulous eagles. A scorching cocoa stand can be a winner!

One closing correction: Our eagles so take pleasure in Syracuse, they really hold round till late April or early Could.

Paul Welch


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