Saturday, February 26, 2011


This week since our icestorm I have noticed that our neighborhood bald eagles are not roosting in the tree tops or on grain legs like they usually do.  They have been hanging out in the fields in groups.   So, is this their reaction to icey conditions?

There were 10 eagles in this group - the rest are around the contour of the hill.


  1. I'm amazed that you had 10 bald eagles anywhere near you! Wow.

  2. Hi Megan
    Thank you for checking out my blog. I saw my first NE IA baldeagle in December 24,1985. The only reason I remember that is because a classmate and I were playing duets for the Christmas Eve church service and we went in to church early in the day to practice and on the way home I saw this eagle heading towards The River (this is NE Iowa slang for the Mississippi River). The populations have greatly increased over the years. In late fall after the crops are harvested and livestock farmers are cleaning out feed yards and pits it is not uncommon to see 25 to 30 bald eagles in a field scavaging(Joe and the boys have counted up to 54 eagles in one field but he said no one would believe me if I wrote that). In January and February some of the towns along The River have eagle watching days.