Well my vacation got off to a slow start — due to snow and blizzard winds mostly near my folks (tho we did get a little snow here last weekend), my Dad was going to come pick me up on Monday to go to their house for a visit and bring me back Friday. Finally on Wednesday he was able to get here and I was going to come back on Saturday, but more snow and winds delayed that until today – but the roads were dry coming back so it wasn’t a bad trip.
We had a great visit and I finally saw their new condo and my sister and her family’s newest house just a few blocks from my parents. And my two nephews both made a weekend trip back from their respective colleges since I was going to be there so we had dinner at my sister’s Friday night and got to visit with all of them too. And I’m glad the weather cooperated so they can easily get back to school today and not worry about snowy roads.
Down on the river near the dams the water is open so they took me down to see the eagles. I have seen one or two eagles before but I have never seen 50+ eagles all in one place. It was truly amazing. It was a very dreary overcast day the day we were there so my photos didn’t turn out great. Most of them were sitting in the trees across the river so I couldn’t zoom in real close and the flying ones were too fast for me to get a good photo of. But here are a couple I took.
This was the granddaddy of them all. He was huge sitting atop part of the dam.
The next two photos are taken of across the river where the eagles were in the trees. The first is the photo I took and the second is a copy where I put blue dots on the ones I could tell were eagles. There are even more there but I can’t pick them out but had the camera zoomed as much as I could. With the binoculars you could easily see at least 50 eagles in the trees across the river and another couple dozen fishing in the open water. Truly an amazing sight.