We had a Golden Eagle stop by this afternoon, to spend a few minutes soaring over our home along the St. Croix River, about 3 miles downstream from Taylors Falls, Chisago County, MN.  There was an adult Bald Eagle using the same thermals over the river bluffs.  A mob of crows stopped by and encouraged the Golden Eagle to move on.  The golden nape on the eagle was absolutely stunning in the bright afternoon sun today.

Today's (not too great) photos at:
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/rjstenseng/Photos/GOEA01.jpg
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/rjstenseng/Photos/GOEA02.jpg

A big thank you to Scott Mehus, at the National Eagle Center, for his great Golden Eagle identification class!  It worked for me.  Thank you, thank you, ...

Rubin Stenseng
Old Village of Franconia
Chisago County, MN

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