Bald eagle sighted at Monroe Lake may be among oldest in US

Indiana wildlife officials say a bald eagle that’s believed to be one of the oldest in the U.S. has been spotted again at a southern Indiana reservoir.

The 29-year-old female sighted last week at Monroe Lake is one of the original eagles brought to Indiana in the 1980s as part of a reintroduction program.

The state Department of Natural Resources says it’s the oldest known wild bald eagle in Indiana and may be one of the 10 oldest wild bald eagles in the U.S.

The bird has a leg band biologists can use to identify birds from a long distance.

The eagle was captured in Alaska in 1988 and released at Monroe Lake, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis. The DNR says she may still be nesting there.