It may be the warm weather that is attracting the nation’s symbol to the state, since this year’s winter has been mild. Whatever the case, officials at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division Of Wildlife claim that nearly 260 bald eagles have been recorded this year. And the Muskingum county area is among the counties with the highest number of the birds observed. Observers found eagles in a record 44 counties during the two-week survey that was conducted. Dillon State Park officials say that educating the public about bald eagles is important so that birds that come to the park don’t leave and others can come to the park don’t leave and others can come into the area.