Steve Patterson of Oglesby was accused of illegally taking the federally protected birds from a spot near his home in June 2013 and arranging for their rehabilitation at a Barrington wildlife center even though conservation officials told him to leave them alone.
In news that may have been a century in coming, a nesting pair of bald eagles is visible to the public in Cook County.
The two bald eaglets rescued and raised in captivity after a springtime storm tore down their nest in Kane County are now creatures of the wild.
Two bald eaglets that tumbled down with their storm-damaged nest in Kane County this spring are now juveniles and ready for the real world.
Instead of throwing a bon voyage party for two orphaned American eaglets, rehabbers are making them work for their supper so they will be ready to return to the wild.
Two bald eaglets hatched on the Kane County property of Mooseheart and then taken into the care of a wildlife rehabilitation center two weeks ago are doing well and gaining weight.
A pair of 6-week-old bald eagles in Kane County could be getting physical exams today, unless people on the ground get proof that the parents have gone to the rebuilt nest.
The head of a wildlife group says it’s still not clear what’s going on with two baby bald eagles that were placed in a rebuilt nest two days ago on the Mooseheart home property.