Eaglets At Huntingburg Lake Perish When Their Nest Was Blown From Its Tree

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says two eaglets perished when their nest near Huntingburg Lake was  blown from the tree it was in during the recent local storms.

The deaths of the two eaglets was confirmed by the DNR Tuesday.

Bald eagles reportedly have been at Huntingburg City Lake since at least 2000 and at Patoka Lake since at least 1991.

Local photographer Sam Voelkel is known for his beautiful pictures of the eagles at Huntingburg Lake.  The large nest in these photos is the one that was blown to the ground.    Voelkel says eagles mate for life and re-use the same nest every year if possible.  Hopefully, the nest will be rebuilt by the eagles.    Click here for the nest’s location.

Click the photo for a gallery of the Huntingburg Lake Eagles taken by Voelkel.

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