NAMPA -- Extra precautions are underway at Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge to protect a family of bald eagles.

A pair of bald eagles started their nest on the north shore of Lake Lowell and to make sure they can raise their family in peace, the area has been closed off.

To see the nest, you're asked to go to an observation platform at the visitors center.

Last year, the pair that nested here raised two eaglets.

We want the eagles to keep coming back every year, and maybe even their young when they are old enough to start breeding, that they will come back to the same nest, said wildlife biologist Addison Mohler.

The closed off area is clearly marked, it will remain that way until the chicks leave the nest, probably in early July.

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