• In this Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, a bald eagle from Zoo New England looks out over the field before the start of an NCAA college football game between Villanova and Boston College in Boston. In 2015 the number of bald eagles in Massachusetts reached a record high since the majestic birds of prey were reintroduced to the state in 1982. The increase was driven in large part by a surprising population boom in the more urban areas of the state near Boston.  (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm, File)

    In Boston area, the bald eagle population is soaring

    BOSTON (AP) — People spotting bald eagles in the skies over the Boston area aren’t hallucinating — there really are more of the majestic birds of prey setting up shop in the urban eastern areas of the state, experts say.