Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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.