About two dozens bald eagles have been fishing in the shallow open water of the Raccoon River near the Perry boat ramp.
The birds are fishing in the shallow open water where the river is not frozen, a respite in their southern migration.
Some of the birds appear to be mated pairs. Female bald eagles are larger than the males, and some of the adult pairs have juvenile birds nearby.
Juvenile bald eagles are mostly brown with patches of white on their backs.
The eagles were later coming south this year due to the warmer weather in Canada and Minnesota.