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An End to Nesting Season

One of the Arconic eagle parents sitting on the nest near the plant in Riverdale

Nesting season ended early this year for eagles living near the Arconic plant in the Quad Cities. The lone egg being taken care of by Liberty and Justice, the long-time nesting pair outside the plant of Riverdale, apparently was damaged last week. 

According to Arconic spokeman John Riches, another eagle attacked Liberty last Friday while she was sitting in the nest, injuring her and somehow damaging the egg. He says Liberty and Justice continued to tend to the egg Saturday, but then left it unattended on Sunday. 

He says the two eagle parents continue coming to the nest, but seem confused. He believes we'll have to wait until next year for any more eaglets.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.