I finally made it to Lock and Dam #14 yesterday. I left home with high hopes as the sun was shinning but when I arrived at the dam I only saw 4 cars in the parking lot, which told me the eagles were not going to be very active. That prediction was correct.
I have three images for you today, however most of the action took place father away from the observation platform and so I couldn’t really get any close up shots of the eagles.
I captured this image just before he put his talons in the water. I was a little early with the shot but he snuck up on me and so it was just a rapid spray of images. He didn’t get a fish from this effort so I didn’t feel too bad.
I have this image of an eagle that was successful with his fishing but I didn’t get a shot of him with his talons in the water.
I only stayed at the dam for a couple of hours. Other photographers came after I arrived and left before me. Even the few diehards were discussing their departure when I packed it in.
The good news is there were other critters to photograph and they were much closer so I’ll hopefully have those for your tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.