With a piercing call, talons, and yellow eyes, bald eagles are fierce predators. Adults have large white-feathered heads that make them easy to spot in flight. Bald eagles fly high in Missouri skies and low along big waterways. These birds of prey can see farther and perceive more colors than the human eye. Bald eagles can spot a fish, their favored food, a mile away. They soar along warm air currents with wings spanning seven feet. Winter is a great time to start a New Year's tradition watching bald eagles in action. Learn more about our nation's symbol, the best places to view them, and where you can catch them up close at an Eagle Days event in this week's Discover Nature Note.