Spring in Minnesota means shoveling a foot of snow from the sidewalk in the morning and going for a hike without a jacket in the afternoon. At least the snow melts faster than it does during the winter!
I visited Pine Bend Bluff Scientific and Natural Area along the Mississippi River the other day during a peak migration event and saw many eagles, hawks, and waterfowl moving up the river.
The day was just heating up allowing the raptors to circle upward on the thermals rising over the river, and every now and then there were a few interactions of the eagles flying overhead.
Chatter between the eagles and an occasional dive toward another eagle or flying in tandem pairs meant there was more going on than just soaring around looking for a stray fish. But no X-rated activity was observed on this morning.