Sunday, February 12, 2023


From February to early March most years, bald eagles' migration path pauses along a stretch of the Mississippi River not far north of here. Apparently the fishing is good. The Missouri Department of Conservation has a very nice visitors center there with exhibits, events and walkways along the river. They did special presentations this weekend. 

The center cares for several eagles who had injuries and are no longer up to life in the wild. It's hard to appreciate the size and strength of those talons from a photo. We saw a few birds out in the trees but they were so far away they looked like just a smudge, even using my longest lens.         



William Kendall said...

A majestic bird.

Barbara Rogers said...

And it is illegal to own a tail feather of a bald eagle. They belong to the First Nations people. At least that's what I've heard. Correct me if I'm wrong.