Eagles Along Mississippi River in 01/31/2022

Years ago I was flying Huey helicopters out of Davenport with the National Guard. We would fly along the Wapsipinicon River over to the Mississippi River and rarely saw any eagles. This was in the early 1980’s, but a decade later flying with them we quit counting after a few minutes because there were hundreds along the same route. Since then American Bald Eagles have always caught my eye, and my wife continues to follow the eagle nest in Decorah each year (they put cameras on the new eaglets). This year I made it a goal to capture a spectacular photo of an eagle (from a side angle) capturing a fish from the Mississippi River. So far this year, the ice has only recently thickened enough to walk on it, and I plan to get out into the middle of the river near Lock and Dam 11 to get photos. However, from the shore line, I have gotten some pretty decent images of eagles. Hope you enjoy them as I get the blood circulating in my fingers again. 2022 is Bob’s year of the Eagles. 

Flying away

Juvenile at Sunrise

Catching Fish

Dozens Perched in Trees

Calling out

Landing in tree

Perched in tree

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