Le Claire Bald Eagle Photos

February 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

This morning, I drove to Le Claire Iowa to shoot some bird eagle pictures on the bank of the Mississippi River. I've been visiting this place pretty much every year to practice my bald eagle photography. I consider myself lucky to live only about 150 miles from this premiere birding location. Unfortunately, the birds haven't been staying long for the past 2 years which might be caused by the warmer winter. I got a couple of decent shots but haven't got the ones I'm looking for, which are:

- A frontal closeup shot of an eagle grabbing a fish out of the water with the water splashing all around its body. I might need to setup my camera closer to the surface of the river to get this shot.

- A shot of a couple of eagles fighting over a perch in the sky.

Here are some of the shots that I got from the photo shoot today. Go to this website, maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineer, to check on the latest count of bald eagles in the Mississippi River area. It looks like the website is updated every Wednesday.

Mississippi River's Bald Eagle Count: http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/MississippiRiverProject/Education/EagleWatching/EagleCounts.aspx

Enjoy. Thanks for visiting.

Richard

The Last Second

 

A Juvenile and a Mature Bald Eagle Circling in the Sky

 

Grabbing a Perch

 

A Juvenile focusing intensely on its target

 

Grab! 

 

 

 

 


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