Yesterday I was lucky enough to spot a bald eagle perched in a tree near the river. These birds will stay by the water as long as there are holes in the ice (which is nearly always – the Mississippi never completely freezes here). Bald eagles are one of the largest birds of prey in MN, & eat primarily fish, although they will eat other rodents too, & will steal other birds’ meals (not a problem for them, since the other meat-eating birds here are only about half their size). The eagles also have a long lifespan, living 20-30 years in the wild. Click on the link for more information on these large birds: http://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Library/Birds/Bald-Eagle.aspx.

2 thoughts on “Eagles

  1. Wow. I’ve only seen one bald eagle and that was in Alberta Canada. I know we have them around here (one of our nieghbors saw one only a few miles from where we live) but I have yet to see one myself.

  2. Hi Song of the Wolf, Wow! Am I happy for you! What a treat it is. We have been seeing “Our” Bald Eagle daily now but it is very unpredictable as to when and exactly where here on our lake in Tennessee. Again I am happy you have seen the Bald Eagle. Have a wonderful day!

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