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Bald Eagles

It's a banner year for Bald Eagles on the Fox downstream of the dams where the water is fast running and hasn't frozen. I've seen as many as 10 (7 adults and 3 adolescents) at once looking out my family room window. They eat fish and the frozen Fox in most places this time of the year narrows their fishing down to our neighborhood and a few others.
Stephanie Price (Editor) January 17, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Was this in Algonquin?
carol January 17, 2014 at 11:14 PM
where is this?
bob_siner January 18, 2014 at 12:16 PM
The photo was taken just north (upstream) of the old RR bridge that's now the bike trail in Algonquin. You can probably find them on any open water from the Algonquin dam downstream.
bob_siner January 18, 2014 at 12:23 PM
They perch in the tall trees on both sides of the Fox and wait for fish to surface. When they see one they glide down, extend their talons and try to grab one. If successful they go back to the trees and feast. Just count on more misses than hits. I enjoy listening to them as much as watching. Hard to describe the sound but something like the high pitch of a gull but with a mixed chatter, screech and singing.
bob_siner January 18, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Seeing 1 or 2 in one place is more common than several at a time. Seeing 4 at a time is fairly common and higher numbers, well, you just take your chances.
Stephanie Price (Editor) January 18, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Awesome! Thanks for sharing, Bob!

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