Every winter the bald eagles congregate at the Lock and Dam on the Illinois River
at Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL
Our Point of view is from the observation deck at the visitor center.
It’s hard to see them in the sky here because I don’t have a telephoto lens for my new camera~ yet 🙂
and if you look closely, there are around thirty eagles in the distant trees on the edge of Plum Island here.
the eagles, and about a million seagulls, swarm at the back of the dam,
scooping up the stunned fish that go through the dam.
One eagle had the good graces to land in the snow at the edge of the lock.
(still wish I had that telephoto lens)
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reflection of the winter sun in the lock
Seagull in flight over the lock
the committee at the gates (lock gate)
They sat there the whole time we were there….
even when a barge came into the lock.