November 24, 2014
A Channel 6 News viewer was excited to see symbol of American freedom in her neighborhood. We have attached the video. See if you can find the American Bald Eagle.
We will circle the bird one minute into the video. Cortney Kotzian says she saw the bird resting in a tree in Dundee Monday. A second eagle was flying overhead but never landed. She suspects the eagles might be migrating.
We asked Greg Wagner with Nebraska Game & Parks what might be happening. He says bald eagles from the northern states usually migrate in winter. They fly south as far as necessary to find adequate food and shelter.
Bald eagles are most abundant in the Midwest and West during the winter. Nebraska usually averages about 1,000 wintering bald eagles, placing the state in the top 15 in the country for wintering eagles.
Bald eagles that winter in Nebraska are thought to originate primarily from central Canada and the Great Lakes states.
A photo has also been attached to this story in the form of a pdf file.