Jan 27, 2013 5:47 PM by Lacey Steele

Bald Eagles stay here for the winter

If you've seen a bald eagle recently, it's not unusual, but you are lucky.

We found out more about the eagle's habits and why they're calling Colorado home for the winter.

You can see bald eagles like Liberty and Hali at the Raptor Center in Pueblo, but if you're lucky, you've seen one in the wild.

"Bald Eagles come into our area as the northern lakes and river ways freeze," said Diana Miller, Raptor Center Director. "They move further south to open waterways for fishing."

It's not strange to see them.

"The cold, they can handle the cold very well," said Miller. "It's just they need that open water for fishing and hunting, and also they'll follow goose populations.

Getting a photo is a different story, and several of you have shared your photos of bald eagles with us recently

"Probably capturing them on camera is a rare thing," said Miller. "You'd definitely have to be at the right place at the right time."

That's because they won't stick around.

"They're preference is not to be near humans, so they're going to avoid us like if you were walking up and you saw a Bald Eagle, he would probably just fly off from you," said Miller.

This weekend, the first, second, and third of February, is the annual Eagle Festival at Lake Pueblo State Park, so you can see the eagles and other birds.

Remember, we love seeing all of your pictures, so head over to our Facebook page and post your interesting or beautiful nature pics there!


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