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12/12/2013 5:31:00 PM
Bald eagles fish at Spring Valley sewer pond
Eagles and gulls congregate at the wastewater-treatment lagoon in Spring Valley near the Illinois River and Barto Landing.NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
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Eagles and gulls congregate at the wastewater-treatment lagoon in Spring Valley near the Illinois River and Barto Landing.
NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson
NewsTribune Photographer

About 1,000 gulls and around two dozen bald eagles were swarming around the Spring Valley wastewater treatment lagoon on Wednesday near the Illinois River and Barto Landing.

Open water and food attracted the birds to the area.

Through the years, fish have found their way into the lagoon, and it evidently was a great fishing spot for the birds on Wednesday, said Jeff Norton of the city public works department.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Article comment by: METALWORKER

Gee!! Ya think some of the Salmon fry released into the ponds aprox. 30, 40 years back have reproduced and are now food for the Eagles that have returned?
Ya think, maybe ayy ?

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