Saturday, February 22, 2014

Eagle Watching

Hubby and I decided to take a drive last Sunday since the sun was shining and the roads had been cleared after our 6 inches of snow Saturday night.

We found ourselves headed west towards the Mississippi River to watch the eagles.

Many others had the same idea.

These are some serious photographers and I felt quite out of place with my 
digital camera, lol.  Most all those people had big cameras with huge lenses.

You will never find me perching on icy, snow covered rocks at the water's edge in February to get a photo!  If you click to enlarge this pic, you can see a man sitting on those rocks.

Hubby and I have never seen so many eagles or been that close to them before.  We really enjoyed just watching them.  Hubby kept saying he couldn't believe how big they are!

We headed back to the car and saw these eagles in the trees just above us. 

We didn't know the one on the left had a fish until we got home and 
uploaded the pics to the computer.

Despite the cold, it was great to get out of the house and enjoy watching the eagles.

Even though we had 18 inches of snow between Saturday and Monday, we've seen a few signs of spring this week.  Three different friends said they saw robins and the local ice cream shop opened for the season.  I can finally see the concrete of my front porch and sidewalk as well as some grass at the edge of the sidewalk.  Our heavy rain and thunderstorms on Thursday caused some major flooding.  The standing water froze over during the night Thursday and caused very dangerous driving conditions Friday morning. 

Can you believe we'll be changing our clocks for Daylight Savings Time in two weeks?  Now if we could just get the weather to cooperate and give us some warmer, sunny days instead of bitter cold and more snow returning this week.

Have a great Sunday!


  1. Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!

    1. So MANY eagles - wow! How wonderful that you took the time to go see the magnificent birds. You got someamazing photos Pam! Great work!

  2. The eagles are awesome. Great photos:)

  3. Wow, the eagles are beautiful! That must have been so exciting to see in person. Stay warm and safe!

  4. GReat photos! Never saw so many eagles. Thanks for showing. Hope the weather will get warmer soon, here in Germany we had a very warm winter, snow only for a few hours.
    Greetings from Germany

  5. These eagles are wonderful birds. And so many in one place. Great pictures.

  6. Love your new header , and thank you for sharing your photos my DH loves to see those beautiful birds.

  7. Awesome! So cool. Thank you for sharing this! Same weather headed here this week too. puh!

  8. Amazing photos - you were really "up close and personal"! And just two weeks until the time change? Oh, I do hope that brings spring weather!

  9. Eagle watching is fun. I have some photos I took several years ago. We've had a few signs of spring, too. But it's now cold again. I didn't realize it was time to change the clocks... Yay! Daylight!

  10. The eagles are magnificent! What a wonderful outing. You got some great photos!

  11. What a sight that must have been, Pam!! They are such majestic birds... and I'd say your little camera took some great photos :) Especially love the one with the fish...

    More single digit temps this week... but at least the grass is beginning to appear in places!

  12. Amazing pictures!! I can't believe it is 2 weeks until daylight savings!!??

  13. Awesome pictures!!! Such a beautiful bird!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Very cool! We used to see eagles quite often when we lived in the UP of Michigan. We never grew tired of seeing them : )

  15. Great photos, thanks for sharing.

  16. We were at the same place the 3rd of March. It is amazing to see the eagles, and all the different stages of their growing. They are huge! Beautiful pictures.


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