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Minnesota

I have been observing a bald eagle that perches on the municipal water tower on Penn Ave. near Highway 62 in Richfield off and on for 2 years. I have been recording the visits and taking pictures. This last week a pair have been bonding together on the water tower almost daily. I have also seen the same pair in my back yard one roosting in a pine tree and the other on a neighbor's chain link fence within the last few weeks.
Kristin Brown
At 2:30 p.m. We sited a fully mature Bald Eagle today in Minnetonka above Plymouth Road near McGinty Road East. It was flying just above the pine tree tops making lazy loops going in a westerly direction.

Minnetonka, MN 1/31/14
I saw a bald flying relatively low over Minnetonka Blvd and Rt. 61. It was coasting lazily low in the sky. It was a mature adult flying alone. Just beautiful!
Cheryl Bancroft
I have seen a Bald Eagle daily this Winter in Watertown MN along the Crow River.
Susan Gomez
2/19/2013
Plymouth, Mn     Area of Highway’s 55 and 169 aprox 3:30 pm
Eagle (rather skinny) – found a not too frozen over marsh full of ducks! Hopefully it had some dinner!
Karen Laube
Saw a bald eagle swoop down near road kill just off Hwy 71 south of Belgrade, MN. November 24, 2012 1030am.
Darla Boline
Minneapolis, Minnesota - 2 bald eagles nesting 2 blocks away from Edina MN downtown 50th ave and France ave just overlooking the Minnehaha creek.
Erwan Moison
I just saw three bald eagles : one flying and two in a nearby treetop along the Empire Builder Amtrak Route at North Lake MN.
Kristin Shebesta
In Chanhassen, Minnesota (near the intersection of Highways 62 and 101).
Gaurav Kandlikar
Owatonna, MN
1/15/12
Was having breakfast this morning around 10:15 at the Kernel Restaurant. Looked out the window facing the Rock Island Train Depot, and witnessed a Bald Eagle flying by!
Eric Mueller
2011
I was having tea with my roommate in our living room and he spotted a very large object flying toward our house. It was a bald eagle flying in an easterly direction at the 36th and Cedar area- near Powderhorn Park. It must not have been searching for food because the murder of crows (I've never been able to use that description before! lol) that live on my block did not seem too concerned. And sure enough, the beautiful eagle just kept on soaring. Wow, that was something.
This just occurred a few minutes ago, it is now 2:05 pm on Dec. 16, 2011.
Christopher Sutton
Minneapolis, MN
On 11/10/11 I spotted two Bald Eagles flying over the fields near the Bixby Rd and 14 W interchange, in Owatonna. A truly wonderful and glorious sight. I lost sight of one of the Eagles, the other flew pass my house. I decided to jump into my vehicle and follow it, as it soared effortlessly through the morning sky. The Eagle flew over Lincoln School and continued to head out towards Lake Kohlmeier. This hasn't been the first time I've seen Eagle flying high in our beloved town.
Eric Mueller
Owatonna, MN
We live in New Prague, MN, and though our Birds of Minnesota book (by Stan Tekiela) says bald eagles are not around here, my daughter and I are sure that's what we saw flying above us right in town this morning. I have seen plenty of them, even up close, in my lifetime since my parents have cabins up in northern MN. I am pretty positive that's what it was.
Sara Baerbock
This morning around nine I came across two bald eagles, unfortunately they saw me first and took off before I could get a picture. Location: MN, I was walking down by Minnehaha Falls right where the creek empties into the Mississippi River (it's near the the Ford Plant and the Ford Bridge, I was on the Mpls side). Pretty cool, I was just going down there to shoot some pics of the river, didn't know I was going to see any eagles, but I'm definately going back again tomorrow morning a little earlier.
Eddie Cruml
I was at my brothers home in watertown minnesota in july, we went to the wood in his back yard and we saw a large black bird fly down toward the water and land in a tree, I told my brother about it…a week or so later he was out back and he told me that it was a bald eagle and a young eagle with it that's head had not turned white yet that we seen that day,
Terry Guetzkow
I saw a bald eagle today at 12:35 pm in West Bloomington, in our neighborhood that is just northeast of the Hyland Lake Park Reserve. It was eating a small animal along with four very large crows right on our street. The mail truck scared it into the neighbor's tree where it stayed for only a few minutes before flying away.
Kristin Forster
Spotted this eagle today, Nov. 27,2010 in Wayzata, Mn. We saw the bird eventually fly away.
Diane Smith
I watched a bald eagle fly into my Saint Paul, Minnesota neighborhood at 3:50 pm CST on Sunday afternoon, November 14, 2010. It landed about 60 feet above the ground in a pine tree located on the east side of Fairview Avenue North in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The pine tree stands between a two-story residence at 744 Fairview Avenue North and the parking lot of an apartment building at 730 Fairview Avenue N. The apartment building stands on the northeast corner of Fairview Avenue North and Minnehaha Ave West.
This is a residential neighborhood, north of University Avenue in Saint Paul, and only a few blocks south of Pierce Butler Route in Saint Paul. Newell Park is just north of here, at the southeast corner of Pierce Butler Route and Fairview Ave N. I've never seen a bald eagle in this neighborhood before, even though I've lived here 13 years. I've seen plenty of Coopers hawks, who sometimes dart into backyards to grab small mammals (gray squirrels, baby bunnies, etc.).
As I watch this bald eagle, still perched on the branch where it landed at 3:50 pm CST, several crows have landed about 6 feet away from the eagle, and on one occasion, three crows cawed loudly, but before long they departed. The bald eagle made no apparent movement towards the crows, except for looking at them after they landed. The crows never stayed very long.
I'll continue to watch this eagle for awhile. It's now 4:30 pm CST, the sky is overcast, and sunset occurs at 4:45 pm CST. I wonder: does this eagle plan to roost in the tree overnight? There is still plenty of snow on the ground, even though outdoor temp currently stands above freezing, at 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Wind is WSW at 12 mph, and visibility is scarcely 10 miles.
We've just had the first snowfall of the season, with 11 inches of snow in the metro area, and 65,000 Minnesota homes without power at one point, with some still awaiting restoration of power. During the heavy snowfall, a 40-foot tree in my backyard (across Fairview Avenue from the bald eagle's current perch) snapped and currently rests on my garage roof.
The eagle is facing east, and is not visible from the south or the north because of its position in the tree. I'm viewing the eagle from directly west of its perch. The eagle remains watchful, periodically turning its head left and right, and occasionally preening or fluffing its feathers.
The bird is clearly an adult, very large, with white head and prominently yellow beak. Amazing! This is truly a day to remember forever!
Linda Morey
I have a sighting to report. It occurred this morning 10.2.10 around 10am near the Camden Central Pond in northern Minneapolis. The eagle came very low and may have even attempted to land in the yard of a house on 42nd Ave. N., but it was being followed by two smaller birds (appeared to be crows) and quickly took off and then ascended to a high altitude. It circled at that altitude for 5 to 10 minutes before no longer visible.
I was wondering what was the date of the last post in Minnesota in Theodore Wirth Park? That is only about one or two miles from Camden, so it might be the same eagle.
Eric Hofer
Saw a bald eagle at Wirth Lake (Theodore Wirth Park) in Minneapolis, MN, near the park pavilion. The eagle was eating when we happened upon it. It flew up and circled over us several times, just above the trees, until a smaller hawk (which I didn't get a good look at) chased it away, across the lake.
Greta OHalloran
I was out at Cleary Lake, in Prior Lake, MN kayaking when a bald eagle flew overhead. He rushed down to the water and I thought he caught something but then he immediately did it again. He must not have caught anything the first time. It was amazing. He was flying to a group of tall trees and there was quite a racket coming from that area, I'm not sure if he had babies there or if other birds were just excited to pick off what he left. Wow!
J. Holladay
Saw a bald eagle circling a little NE of Birch Grove Elementary School, Brooklyn Park, MN. He was being attached by a lone crow as he flew. Last Tuesday@ 1230 PM
Stack Family
Evening of 11/18/2009: A bald eagle flew directly over me (very low to the tree line) as I was running around Lake Harriet just south of Minneapolis, MN 55408. Amazing!
Sally Hothouse
seeing two baldaegles three times in two weeks. Very beautiful birds. 30th ave to 50th ave south moorhead mn
Wendy Baumann
I work in downtown St. Paul across the Mississippi river from downtown St. Paul, right next to the Robert St. bridge. Over the past year or so, from the window of my office, I've seen a bald eagle flying over the river. Usually it's flying at a high altitude, but today, Dec. 19 around 2:00 pm it made a very low pass directly over my office. Not sure where it nests but seems to cruise along the river around St. Paul. In the summer I was seeing it at least once a week but in the past few months I had not seen it until today.
Luke Dahlberg
Eagan Minnesota December 17, 2008 around 4pm waiting for my son to get off the school bus. It was a younger eagle with the brown and white feathers and still had a greyish bill. It was huge and circled over a nature area close to my house called Lebanon HIlls Nature Reserve. We are also close to the Minnesota River. I was shocked as I didn't think it was an eagle at first with it's coloring, but it circled 2 times over head, and the last time it came down quite low and it was so huge!! It was so fantastic!
Linda Lawrence
December 10, 2008 -- 12:30 PM
   My daughter notified me that there was a bald eagle perched high in a tree in the Rice Creek Wildlife Sanctuary behind our home in Fridley, MN. It appeared to be "having lunch".
   I have not noticed any bald eagles in our immediate area for several years (not that I actively pursue looking), but we do see Goldens once or twice a year.
   I also spotted a herd of 13 deer in the same area early in 2008. My earliest "record" had been 11. It is truly great to live in suburban Minneapolis and to have such an abundance of wildlife at our doorstep.
Scott Secor (and daughter Myranda)
While taking my dog for a walk around my neighborhood in Minneapolis around 1:30 in the afternoon and I saw 2 large Bald Eagles perched on a tree. I was definately not expecting to see them!! They were perched in the tree on Diamond Lake on the Portland Avenue side, very close to one of the busiest parts of Portland Avenue. They sat there for a long time, calling to one another before one finally flew away - the other remained on the tree. It was an amazing treat for a cold snowy Minnesota afternoon!
S. Swanson
We have been watching an eagle on a tree in our yard. Not sure if it is male or female. This is right on a highway and my neighbors have been noticing the eagle also.
Kari Flom
Hastings, Minnesota, February, 23, 2008
My husband and I decided we were going to go to Wabasha, MN to see eagles. We did see some but who would of guessed that the best sightings were in our home town of Hastings, MN! We drove by Lake Rebecca and the Lock and Dam, we saw a baby eagle, two eagles in the trees, and then the most amazing thing happened, one eagle came swooping down right in front of us and landed on the ice of the Mississippi river, WOW! And if that wasn't enough another eagle flew over the Mississippi,right in front of the eagle that was on the ice and the one that landed took flight and both soared high in the sky. WOW!
Gina Purzitza
This bald eagle was sighted December 30th 2007 in Shoreview, Minnesota. (around hwy 96 and lexington--in the suburbs) It was wonderful to see the big bird so close
:)    Tricia Thompson
On December, 4 2007, in the morning, before the snow storm, there were over 80 Bald Eagles at Read's Landing, MN, on the Mississippi River at about 10:00 AM. They were all fishing and flying around an opening of water with hundreds of grounded gulls and diving ducks.

On December 4, 2007, there were 27 Bald Eagles from 1 year to 4+ years old at the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge in Burnsville, MN, between sunrise and 9:00 AM. Many of them were seen less than 30 yards away. There were also 4 Trumpeter Swans. This is a great place to photograph eagles.
T.R.Michels
Sighted Bald Eagle this AM in Hopkins, MN at the intersection of Excelsior Blvd. and Blake Road area. Flew into a tree being chased by a crow. First time seeing one so far inside the city.
David Lynch
We recently moved to within 2 blocks of Prior Lake in Prior Lake, MN. Last Friday (9-21-07) I was amazed to see a bald eagle swoop down, kill and eat a Canadian goose across the field from our house. Most of the geese left, but then returned, and watched their comrade consumed by the eagle. I was able to view it with binoculars for over 15 minutes. Quite fascinating, since I've never seen one so close! We saw the eagle again on Sunday, where it perched in a tree for a long time, but did not make a kill.
DS Hanzel
Bald Eagle in downtown Minneapolis on the Mississippi River behind the Main Post Office between the Hennepin Ave. bridge and the 3rd Ave. bridge, on Thursday Sept. 7th 2007. 12:15 p.m. Very Cool!!!
Craig Elliott
I'm Lori Mac Neil the first time I had ever set eyes on a Bald Eagle. Doug and I were in Minnesota. I cried. I was so blessed to see two that day not sure were now. I am going to start sending in my sighting.
I spotted 1 flying over a field in Eau Claire at Exit 69 and 2 in Waseca.
    I was on my to work driving north on 169 in Minneapolis and spotted an eagle DIVE onto the other traffic going south. Was amazing, for I could not see what actually happened. Courtesy of Cathy Mahoney
    We live in White Bear Lake, MN, with a backyard of DNR-protected wetlands. We are only 15 miles from downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, just to the north St. Paul off of I-35E. In the 16 months we have been here, we have seen deer, wild turkey, red fox, and numerous birds, but this was a first.
    It was around two o'clock in the afternoon on 12/27 when my oldest son spotted a large bald eagle in the tree outside our upstairs window. We were perhaps 30 feet away from him - what a majestic beauty he was!! He sat in the bare-branched tree for perhaps 10 minutes, scouting the area below, before he decided to change locations and flew off. What a wing-span as well! All three of my children got to see him, and what a memory it will be for all of us! Courtesy of Howie, Sheri, Austin, Ali and Andrew Smith
Our family lives about 6miles out of Luverne,MN. in the southwest corner of Minnesota.  We live on a farm and often see the eagles in the spring and fall.  They usually land in a tilled field and feed off a dead carcus of some kind of dead animal.  We have seen many in the trees in our grove behind our house.  We live right next to the Blue Mound State Park.  We have the Rock River running through our land.  We see them sitting in trees in the state park and in trees along the river.  We spotted one on 3-14-04 and about 9:30a.m. on our way to church.  There were three in a field eating.  One had a beautiful white head and the other two had grey or brownish heads.  They have been spotted all around the rock river around the Luverne,MN. area.  What beautiful and awesome birds to watch! Courtesy of Deb Van Meeteren
I saw a pair in Becker MN, Sherburne County, Circling over county road 4 on the eastern edge of town.
I also saw one just outside of Big Lake, MN about two months ago on county rd. 5 just west of town. Courtesy of J. Lumley
we were driving the river bottom road on sunday march 14 and we seen several eagles in the area just north of Redwood Falls. they have been seen a lot during the summer in the gold mine area. today there were a lot of young and very few adults in this group. Courtesy of Leon King
October 25, 2005 -- I just saw two bald eagles flying above my house . I live south west of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Eden Prairie, MN. We live right on the bluffs of the Minnesota River and I couldn't believe my eyes. Courtesy of Mallory Polk
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