Bald Eagles Spotted In Batavia

BATAVIA, Ill. (STMW) – A group of bald eagles have been sighted in west suburban Batavia, perching near the Fox River.

Ron Dickenson of Batavia said he has seen as many as six of the birds flying around downtown Batavia, near the Harold Hall Quarry Beach on the Fox River’s east side, near the Wilson Street Bridge and Clark Island near downtown and near the Batavia City Hall.

Dickenson said he has seen two adult eagles and four younger eagles.

“They hang out along the south part of the dams near open waters where they can fish during the winter months,” he said, “The immature eagles try to remove fish from the claws of the adults.”

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  • Donna L. Bronke

    I bet they are beautiful to watch

  • John

    I was the crane operator on the new Stearns Rd bridge and have a few pictures of the male and the female Bald Eagles flying over the bridge across the river when we were out there last winter. They were there for a few months when it was cold and then as fast as they came they then were gone.It was really neat watching them do their thing.

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