This video was taken by Keith Hadsall and Traci Hermes on March 13 on River Beach Drive in Rome, IL. They said, :These same 2 eagles have been in this tree every day for the past week. We think they are a breeding couple, and the eagle that is higher up in the tree is most likely the female. female bald eagles are generally older, and larger, than the males."
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is proposing a 60-day duck season and four waterfowl zones for the upcoming 2011 season. DNR also is planning to set zone boundaries along with duck and goose season dates through 2015. STORY & COMMENTS
Bird expert asks anglers to dispose properly of old fishing line. David Bohlen, assistant curator of zoology at the Illinois State Museum has found birds entangled in discarded fishing line. STORY & COMMENTS
Already, more than 70,000 cubic yards of silt and river soil have been dredged from the lake bed just north of the McClugage Bridge, and with some ingenuity, pumped into 60- and 100-foot-long special "geotextile" bags forming the outline of a 21-acre boomerang-shaped island. STORY & COMMENTS