Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bald Eagles

Everyday I drive over the Rock Island Arsenal bridge from Illinois into Iowa to babysit my granddaughter. I always see the eagles sitting in the trees and think I need to get some pictures of them. Well today since it was such a nice sunny day and not to cold, I got some pics. Wish I had a more powerful zoom lens to get some closer shots.

When the winter blues set in, it’s time to plan a trip to the Quad Cities for the yearly Bald Eagle Days and Bald Eagle Watch held each January along the Mississippi River. The Quad Cities, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, is made up of the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois.

Each year, from mid-December through February the Quad Cities area serves host to a large majority of Bald Eagles making their annual southern migration from Canada to the unfrozen waters of the Mississippi River.


Janene said...

We have a bald eagle nest close to where we live...I am always amazed at their beauty!
We don't have nearly as many as you do!
Thank you for showing me those...I will have to show my hubby! He will be amazed!

Pam said...

Wow what an awesome picture. They are beautiful birds. Have a good day with your granddaughter.

hugs pam

Tina said...

Great photos, we have them down here in Texas, and I'm always in awe when I see them here!

JenW!~ said...

Oh it would be lovely to see a bald eagle up close like that.

Karen said...

Aren't they just the most majestic birds. And so many all together.
Thanks so much for posting.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

These pics are incredible! What a treat!

Maggie said...

Oh Tammi they are beautiful. I just got back to New Mexico from the Alpha Ill house.... I was there for two months and I was able to see many of the eagles. I missed the bald eagle watch that they we talking about on the news but I am sure it was spectacular..

We will have to visit when I get back there in the spring.

Blessings Maggie
Cedar Hill Rustics

Cindy B said...

It is fun watching them fish...they swoop down and catch them with what looks like it is easy...We were in the QC yesterday on the same bridge..I think there are more Eagl;es this year don'y t you?
are you doing any craft shows this year Tammy? cindy

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures!

Mad Red Hare said...

Absolutely amazing. I think most people could live their life without ever seeing a bald eagle, except in captivity. You are so lucky.