Janet and I took advantage of some January sun to do a bit of eagle watching. Lock & Dam 11 in Dubuque is about 25 minutes from Cloran Mansion and provides some terrific viewing of bald eagles this time of year along the Mississippi River. Eagles congregate there to do a lot of winter fishing in the unfrozen waters.
Bit of a chilly wind today, but still worth it to get a view of the national symbol, and a pretty majestic looking bird. If you decide to visit and would like to do some eagle watching yourself, a set of warm clothes and a pair of binoculars are all you need for plenty of great views of nature!