I have three images for you today. I must have a thousand or more images of eagles sitting on a tree branch, but when I see one I have to photograph it. I was down at the Lock & Dam #11 in Dubuque to see if any eagles were fishing. They were not but there were 20 or more in the trees by the Lock and Dam. That’s the most eagles I’ve seen by the dam in a very long time.
That is exciting because it means it won’t be much longer and I’ll head a little South of here to do some eagle photography in LeClaire. 🙂
Come to think of it I have thousands of images of Ring-Billed Gulls and Canadian Geese as well. Same problem, when I see them I feel compelled to photograph them. I need to do some traveling and experience some new scenery. 🙂
My wife and my Friend Betty both love geese and there were hundreds of them at the 16th Basin and at Buck’s Branch yesterday so I had my pick. I started following this couple right after they swam out from under the bridge on 16th Street. They were pretty far apart but came within inches of running into each other. I mean maybe an inch as they were watching me the entire time.
That’s it for today. We are supposed to get a major snow storm this weekend. Jeanne and I have a Christmas party to go to out-of-town and we will be watching the radar this afternoon. There was a time when it didn’t matter what the weather was we were out among them. A lot older and a tiny bit wiser has made me much more cautious.
Enjoy your day. Stay warm and be careful.
Great pictures today. An eagle looks relatively small while sitting on a branch, but once he takes flight, my, what an expanse of wings! Of course the geese are beautiful to me, and the little gull certainly looks well fed, don’t you think?
Hi Betty. Thank you. Yes Eagles can get quite compact until they spread their wings. I could watch them all day long, every day. They are such a magnificent creature. We are truly blessed to have them in abundance. All the best to you and Art.