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Friday, January 15, 2010

Terrified Geese Have Eyes on the Sky

I was walking my dog along the Grand River in Lansing, MI when all of a sudden the geese started hugging the side of the river looking terrified. A huge shadow passed over and when I looked up I was surprised to see a Bald Eagle flying above me. Is that normal to have eagles in the area? Lansing, MI

Wow, what a sighting! During the winter, Bald Eagles can be found throughout Michigan (almost all counties). Michigan's eagles don't really migrate, but once lakes start to freeze up north, they move south to find open water for hunting. Curious immature birds may even venture further south.

Starting mid-February to mid-March the birds will once again move north to nest mainly in the Upper Peninsula and the northern portion of the Lower Peninsula.[1] Until then, keep your eyes to the sky on your walks.
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References:
1. Michigan DNR, http://bit.ly/92cOXn

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