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American Eagle

Autumn Bounty on the Mississippi

It’s October in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, and the weather is mild. Waterbirds, about to leave for warmer regions to the South, are a temporary bounty for the bald eagles here. Migrant bald eagles from Canada join the area’s year-round residents to take advantage of the plentiful food. As they pluck coots and mallards from the water, the eagles show off their amazing aerial antics.