Eagle nest in southeast Wisconsin near Fox River

CREATED Mar 30, 2013

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BURLINGTON, Wis. - The eagle has landed, right here in southeast Wisconsin. 

State wildlife officials confirm that for the first time in over a century, an eagle has been seen nesting in the area.

Former wildlife biologist Ron Eckstein tells the Kenosha News that the state Department of Natural Resources hasn't been aware of any eagle nest in Kenosha or Racine counties since at least the 1800s. 

He says eagle nesting grounds are more commonly found in northern Wisconsin. 

This nest is near the Fox River around Burlington.  It's on private property.

DNR wildlife technician Seth Fisher flew over the nest this week and tells the Kenosha News that he didn't see eggs, but he did spot an eagle hunkering down in a way that suggested it was incubating an egg.

the Kenosha News