By Brian Leaf
Rockford Register Star
Posted Feb. 28, 2014 @ 8:00 am
ROCKFORD - For area bird watchers, it's been an eagle kind of winter.
As bitter temperatures froze many rivers to the north, more eagles came south to find open water below dams where to catch fish.
But for a Jo Daviess County organization that does annual eagle counts, it's been a year to wonder what happened to the youngsters?
Terrence N. Ingram, president and executive director of the Eagle Nature Foundation in Apple River, said the preliminary figures show the proportion of immature eagles, birds between ages 1 and 3, to 4-year-old sub-adult birds was smaller than the historical average during an annual eagle count Jan. 25.