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Winter is Eagle arrival time in Iowa

December 6, 2013
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

BALD EAGLES are starting to show up along the Iowa River, or even in remote segments of the county. One never knows where this big raptor with its white head feathers and white tail will be seen. One family reported to this scribe of seeing 13 eagles on or near a road killed opossum. What a sight that had to have been. Fish are a common food source for eagles. However, they are quite content to take anything dead and put it on their menu. Open water in the Iowa River downstream from Marshalltown will allow eagles to hunt for fish. Three Bridges County Park is also a great place to observe eagles.



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