ORANGE COUNTY (CBS) — A wild bald eagle has returned day after day to perch right next to the bald eagle exhibit at the small Orange County Zoo inside Irvine Regional Park.

According to the LA Times, the wild bird was first spotted last weekend and has been spending his time perched in a tree above the zoo’s 6-year-old female bald eagle, Olivia. 

The Orange County Zoo manager said the two eagles seem to have struck up a friendship.

Although bald eagles show up from time to time in the wild, it’s quite unusual for one to hang out next to an eagle in captive.

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Comments (7)
  1. Smitty says:

    Nothing odd about it, he’s looking for some action.

    1. HollywoodSaint says:

      thats right smitty…keep it real brotha !!

  2. tastelikechiken says:

    male eagle attracted to a female eagle……..nature being normal.

  3. adam says:

    They should let the female go. Let her be free, When hes around let her out they will do just fine.

    1. JC says:

      Because you’re assuming that she’s a perfectly healthy bald eagle…

      She’s unreleasable.

      1. CR says:

        I heard this morning, the reson she is in captivity is because she only has one eye. recently saw a special on eagles where the female had only one eye. One eye in nature vs one eye in captivity. I would choose freedom.

  4. ABCGuy says:

    That is beautiful. Can a temporary open cage be built and have the female eagle tethered in it? It would be great if they could mate, and perpetuate the rare species.

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