Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wordful Wednesday On An Eagle Hunt...

A couple weeks ago, while the weather was still in the twenties, we headed out in search of bald eagles. Every year around this time they migrate to the area. This year has been reported as being one of the largest populations of eagles in many years.

We ended up going to the Missouri Bottoms Confluence which is where the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers meet. As we were driving to the river area we watched this guy. Being that it doesn't usually stay cold enough long enough to freeze bodies of water we found this very cool.

We saw at least 5 eagles flying around and swooping into the river for fish but they were so far away I couldn't get a good picture of one.

After we left the confluence area we took a drive up the Great River Road in Illinois. The Mississippi River was covered in a thick layer of ice in many places and that is where we saw this guy hanging out just as the sun was setting.

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P.S. 36 days until Spring.


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I would love to see a bald eagle in person! What a treat.

BTW.... thanks for the countdown to spring!

angie said...

Eagles are so majestic. How exciting to be able to see 5!