This year’s early cold snap had driving the American Bald Eagles down the Mississippi River and into Illinois 3 to 4 weeks early this year. However, it has been so gray, overcast, or foggy that nobody has been getting any decent photos. I usually never start traveling to photograph eagles until after Christmas. Cabin fever and boredom was setting in!
Finally yesterday (Friday 12/20/15) a sunny day. I grabbed my gear and headed to my favorite spot to photograph my beloved Eagles. Their was 30 – 40 eagles fishing WAY out by the damn, but nothing happening in near the lock. Took a couple shots of some birds sitting in the parking lot trees.
Heavy crop, but the rare “upside-down” eagle. I still don’t have a full frame talon to talon shot. Maybe this will be the year. Guess that is why I keep going back.Sometimes I wonder how many more eagles photograph I really need, I think it is more of an excuse to get out an just watch and enjoy them!
More eagles trips to come!