Here’s to Fishin’

Great photos of eagles fishing near Clarksville, MO, south of Hannibal on the Mississippi River.

A Thousand Acres of Silphiums

There are so many reasons I love spending time at Clarksville watching the eagles.  One of the primary reasons this is so much fun for me is the glimpse that it provides of the biology and everyday life of these birds.  I can never predict what the birds will be doing or even where they will be on a particular day.  Try and use the weather patterns to predict their numbers and when and where they’ll be fishing or finding a meal.  More than likely you’ll be wrong.  Just recently I was somewhat disappointed during a trip where I thought the conditions would be perfect for some photography of some wild fishing activity.  Nope.  During that day the birds were in the hundreds, but primarily concentrated near the ice-line about a half mile downstream.  I guess maybe they were finding meals in the disappearing ice?

So, here are a few…

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2 thoughts on “Here’s to Fishin’

  1. shoreacres

    I enjoy watching our osprey for the same reason. It’s neat to watch them carrying their fish – they always have them positioned straight head, parallel to the flight path, to reduce drag. 😉

    1. Melanie in IA Post author

      I read that somewhere — I suppose it could have been from you! But yeah, I’ve never watched the fishing but it would be fascinating. This dam area isn’t terribly far from us (in a relative sense.) Could be worth the trip. 🙂


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