This is also posted at my homeschooling blog.
My thoughtful neighbor gave me a great tip on viewing bald eagles:
Use the frontage road between the 2nd Ave. Post Office and the Des Moines River or use the Lutheran Hospital (original buildings) driveway to view bald eagles.
My daughter and I watched six eagles, young and old, perch, dive, fly, and sit on the ice from the warm comfort of our van. We took some photos through our stronger set of binoculars.