New on the block: Seven new bald eagle nest sites have been spotted this spring along the Mississippi River Recreation Area stretching through the Twin Cities.
New on the block: Seven new bald eagle nest sites have been spotted this spring along the Mississippi River Recreation Area stretching through the Twin Cities.Courtesy Wknight94
We all know that the housing market has been in the tank for the past few years. But there's one segment of the Twin Cities area population that's been experiencing a building boom: bald eagles. Seven new nests have been spotted this spring along the 72 miles of riverbank that make up the Mississippi River National Recreation Area that stretches through the Twin Cities. That's a 25 percent increase from past nesting reports. You can read all about this eagle census right here. The end of the story tells of the job naturalists will be undertaking later this spring, climbing up to retrieve the newly-hatched eaglets to be tested and banded, all while parental eagles are swooping and squawking around.

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