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The female lays 1-3 eggs each spring, which hatch after 35 days of incubation. The parents share caretaking responsibility for the eaglets until they are strong enough to fly. The Bald Eagles that live in the northern U.S. are larger than those found in the south. They feed primarily on fish, but also eat small animals. They swoop down at 75 - 100 miles per hour to seize their prey with powerful and sharp talons. Bald Eagles like to live near large bodies of open water, where there are plenty of fish and tall trees for nesting and roosting.