Yesterday I had lunch with a good Friend down in Bellevue, Iowa. I hadn’t seen him in more than a year (mainly because of Covid) so it was great to catch up.
After lunch I headed back to Dubuque and got about 3 miles out of town when I thought, gosh I’m only 9 miles from Green Island, why not go to the wildlife preserve and see if anything is around.
I had some reservations about going there since my vehicle was pretty clean and I knew what the conditions would be like in Green Island. But what the heck.
When I got to the preserve it was much worse than I thought. The roads were still heavily snow covered and muddy. Well in for a penny in for a pound. So, I put it in 4-wheel drive and ventured into the muck.
I didn’t see much of anything except the ubiquitous Canada geese but nothing else. When I got to the end of the road, I saw more eagles in the trees then I can ever remember. Of course, they scattered and took off before I could get off a shot.
I decided to use my vehicle as a blind and just turned off the engine rolled down the window and sat. I sat for almost an hour and slowly some of them came back to the trees and to the fish one was in the middle of eating.
I’m going to show you more eagle pictures than you probably want to see but I couldn’t help myself. It wasn’t as much fun as photographing them catching fish or flying over water but hey, they are eagles and I’ll take an eagle’s picture any day of the week.
Enjoy your weekend.