06 December 2011

Bald Eagles on Lake Minnetonka

Twelve bald eagles resting in a tree on Lake Minnetonka.
The eagles are hunting and congregating in large numbers on their way south 
in search for open water on the Mississippi River as the lakes freeze.
Abundant fish and a successful recovery program
have contributed to Minnesota having the largest population of bald eagles 
in the lower 48 states, second only in the country to Alaska.