I know we have a lot of talented casual photographers in the area, I see their fantastic work shared on Facebook all the time. June 20th was American Eagle Day and the Lake Superior Zoo is commemorating the day with a photo contest using their bald eagle, Liberty, which is nice, you don't have to go out and find a bald eagle to be your model.
About a month ago I shared the Minnesota DNR's EagleCam, which not only showed eagles living in their natural habitat, but also the first eggs of the season. Today, it was reported that we now have the first chick of 2017.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has an incredible live video stream of wild bald eagles living in nature. This camera is placed right above the eagles nest. Recently, the first eggs of the season from the perennially nesting pair of eagles were spotted and you can see them now.
I love driving along I-35 (as a passenger) and looking for eagles nests in the trees. You can tell because the nests are HUGE! The Department of Natural Resources in Minnesota says, it's time to be watching for the bald eagles, they are already on the return to our area.