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Bald Eagles spotted in Palos Township forest preserve

A female American Bald Eagle was spotted incubating eggs recently in a Cottonwood tree in Palos Township on land owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. (Forest Preserve District of Cook County / April 16, 2012)

A female American Bald Eagle was spotted incubating eggs recently in a Cottonwood tree in Palos Township on land owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. (Forest Preserve District of Cook County / April 16, 2012)

A female American Bald Eagle has been spotted incubating eggs in a nest in a Cook County forest preserve in Palos Township and officials believe that the eaglets have recently hatched, officials announced today.

The eagle family was spotted in  a in a Cottonwood tree in the Southwest suburb on Forest Preserve District of Cook County property according to officials with the forest preserve and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service which announced the finding in a press release.

American Bald Eagles have been migrating through the Chicago area in larger numbers in recent years, and a number of bald eagle’s nests have been found in the County in the past, officials said.

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