The bald eagles have landed - right in the cow pastures, where they come to catch an easy meal.
Every winter, eagles come to the Carson Valley for the "birth buffet" provided by cattle on many ranches here.
One of the bald eagles' favorite destinations is the ranch of lifetime resident and rancher Arnold Settelmeyer, who raises mostly Hereford cattle on property across Highway 395 from Johnson Lane. This year, Settelmeyer said, the eagles began arriving early.
"I saw a couple of eagles in December and that's pretty early for them," he said. "Usually when I see them in December, …