Recently our friends Don and Sandy arrived for a visit from their home at Shangi-La in Blue Earth county. You can see their fabulous abode by revisiting a previous post at http://baron-troutbirder.blogspot.com/2008/08/was-it-shangri-la.html They too, see the white headed eagles on a regular basis near their home. Now they would join us to look for Golden Eagles above the bluffs near the Big River. The following pictures were taken by Don.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
It's winter and here in Southern Minnesota we are enjoying our "snow eagles." Historically, Bald Eagles were found in the northern pine forests and survived there as their redoubt during the DDT extirpation in the rest of the lower forty-eight states. They also survived in very limited numbers along the Mississippi River . Now with the resurgence of their kind, hundreds are found breeding thoughout the state. Along with the resident Bald Eagles, large numbers of eagle visitors winter here coming in from the Canada. Also a limited number of Golden Eagles arrive for winter from the far north.