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Big Chill Triggers Eagle Invasion December 10, 2009

Posted by Wapello Warbler in Environment, Nature.
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Every winter Louisa County’s bald eagle population increases dramatically as bird’s from Canada and Minnesota move into our area. The recent cold snap has them hurrying our way.

Lowell Washburn of the Iowa DNR writes:

As continental breeding populations continue to soar, Iowa’s annual bald eagle invasion has become an increasingly spectacular event. So much so that viewing along major flight paths, say biologists, is as good as it gets anywhere in the ‘Lower 48.’ And as winter concentrations grow, the eagles never fail to draw an eager crowd of human onlookers.

Click here for the rest of Washburn’s article.

Some of the newcomers have already arrived. One flew over St. Paul’s this noon as I checked the mail.

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