Eagles make Monroe MI power plant a winter home

 

MONROE, Mich. — A Michigan utility has welcomed a flock of visitors to the state’s biggest power plant this winter. But they aren’t all that personable.

The south-flying out-of-towners — nearly 200 bald eagles — have taken up residence at DTE Energy’s massive plant along Lake Erie, transforming 800 acres in Monroe into their cozy, cold-weather abode.

The birds have been a common sight these past few frigid months, patiently perching on tree branches and using their 6- to 7-foot wingspans to smoothly glide over the lake and swoop into the plant’s spillway to snatch gizzard shad, their food of choice.

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