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This afternoon I saw a bald eagle circling over Irvine Park, just to the west of the museum. We're lucky: we see eagles a lot here in Minnesota and along the museum's stretch of the Mississippi River. Have you seen any eagles this winter? When and where?

Feb
10
2006

I saw a bald eagle yesterday as I was driving along the Mississippi near downtown St. Paul. Something about those birds makes me want to stop what I am doing and just watch them soar. Hard to do when you're driving.


Eagle: Image courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Anyway, that got me thinking that I've seen more bald eagles in the past 12 months from or near the Science Museum than I have ever before. I wonder what is making them more prevalent. Is it the fact that the temperatures are more moderate? Or that the river is not iced over?

It turns out that the Mississippi River is a popular location for bald eagles to over winter and even to live year round and it's the open water they like, because it makes hunting easier. Hard to catch a fish that's protected by a layer of ice, I guess.

Liza wrote a great blog on eagles about a year ago. Check it out for more information as well as a bunch of great eagle resources.