Our area attracts hundreds of eagles every year. They are here in the greatest numbers from mid November to late March. This is because the river out front opens after the first freeze and stays open the rest of the winter, allowing for ample fish for eagle meals. (The influx of the Chippewa River at Reads Landing causes massive turbulence and mixes the relatively warmer water coming down from Lake Pepin- 80 feet deep- which keeps the river from freezing.) The bottom line is: book with us from November through March to see bunches of eagles. Sit in your jacuzzi with the fireplace burning right behind you and watch the eagles soar and fish right out your window. You can even have some wine and cheese to add to the pleasure.
This is one of my favorite eagle pictures. It was taken October 9th, 2013 right in front of our B&B. It had been soaring and diving the cove for some time then landed in this tree looking like it was contemplating things. It looks MAD to me. I never did see it catch fish.