10 Bald Eagles Spotted In Elgin

ELGIN, Ill. (WBBM) — Some new visitors have been spotted in downtown Elgin.

Once threatened, now flourishing, bald eagles have been seen not far from the public library, as WBBM Newsradio 780’s John Cody reports.

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Avid birder George Krutchen says the 10 bald eagles – six adults with white heads and tails, four immature and still solid brown – were obvious, perched in trees along the Fox River.

“I started walking off the path toward the river, and then I noticed several adults and several immature eagles flying, and some in the trees,” Krutchen said.

Krutchen says there have been several reports of Bald Eagles moving east from the Mississippi and using the Fox River as their fishing hole, like the 10 he spotted on the west bank in Elgin, just north of the downtown area.

  • Steve

    I believe I spotted a bald eagle in Fox lake area a couple of weeks ago.

  • Linda

    I saw a bald eagle in Palos Heights by the Cal-Sag

  • Johnny Chingas

    I saw a bald crack head down by the river

    • Steve

      Lol!!! are you sure it wasn’t your reflection! Just kidding…

  • Laura

    The photo shows a domesticated bald eagle with tethers on its legs.
    We’ve had Bald Eagles in Montgomery along the Fox River for 5+ years. This isn’t anything new, really.

    • john

      that’s a stock photo…not one that was spotted in elgin.

    • Doc

      Geez Laura, your name should be Debbie…..what a Debbie downer

  • John

    Really Laura, you can’t let these people enjoy their moment. Plus you said Montgomery the article says Elgin.

  • Denise Raleigh

    Thank you for covering the Fox River bald eagles. You can view the bald eagles from the Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove, in Elgin. We are also in the process of purchasing binoculars so that library visitors can view these wonderful birds even closer.

  • Andy

    My wife and I saw one of the eagles circling over Rte 31 and the river this past Sunday about 2:00 PM just north of the library.

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