1. Bald eagles don’t sound as tough as they look. https://dickinsoncountyiowa.org/conservation/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/07/Bald-Eagle.mp3 If you hear a bald eagle in a movie, it is usually dubbed over with a red-tailed hawk call. Producers think bald eagles sound too wimpy. Above is the bald eagle, below is the red-tailed hawk. https://dickinsoncountyiowa.org/conservation/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/07/Red-tailed-Hawk.mp3 2. Bald eagles have huge nests. Bald…

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The bald eagle is the national symbol, so Independence Day week is the perfect time for a bald eagle craft. Plus, why not reuse some materials while you’re doing it? For this toilet paper tube bald eagle, you’ll need just a few supplies: Empty toilet paper tube Black, white, yellow/orange cardstock Googly eyes (optional, or…

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When people see the large nest inside the Dickinson County Nature Center and the big raptors on the outdoor nest during the summer, they often think they are bald eagles. Many people don’t realize that after being extirpated in Iowa, osprey populations have started to make a comeback in the 2000s. Each summer, osprey come…

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