Reporting Steve Miller
CHICAGO (WBBM) — Two six-week-old bald eaglets that were tossed out of their nest by storms in Kane County over the weekend are back in a newly reconstructed nest – as a lot of humans wait for the parents to come to the new home.
As WBBM Newsradio 780′s Steve Miller reports, the new nest is in different tree, near the white pine where the rather precarious first nest was torn from the branches by weekend storms.
“We put a structure up there, then we filled that structure with the old nest material,” said Dawn Keller, director and founder of the non-profit Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, “then we put the final touch, which was the two eaglets.”
“I always feel like mom and dad are the best opportunity for these eaglets,” Keller continued. “We’re great rehabilitators, but the fact is that we’re never more than second best. They deserve to be with mom and dad. And if we can get them back with mom and dad, that’s ideal.”
Helping Keller put the eaglets in the nest were specialists from The Care of Trees.
The bald eagle nest is on the property of the Mooseheart home.
By Tuesday evening, the mom and dad bald eagle were still flying near the nest – but not yet coming back.