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Video and live streaming of Bald Eagles in Iowa.  Very cool.

http://www.iptv.org/iowaoutdoors/story.cfm/story/3109/iao_20110609_104_eagle_nest/video
 
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After losing 3 ducks and 3 layer hens to our local bald eagle (just North of Seattle), they now have a bad reputation around this house -- a really tough predator to defend on 1/3 acre of run! 

 
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I lost a chicken a day to a local hawk when I tried free-range a few years ago. But I still love the raptors. No bad rep at our place.  They lived here first.    Just make sure your chickens have some cover to run under. 
 
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      Eagles often drop shellfish onto roads and parking lots to break them open. While I was sleeping in my camper Van I was awoken with a thunderous boom and discovered oyster shell deeply embedded into my roof.  Two Eagles who were fighting over a dead rabbit dropped it on my van. It bounced off and the fight continued on the side of the road. At least they were eating their natural food.
 
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