It was a beautiful sunny day this February 2nd. The temperature climbed into the mid-50s. We drove to a small dam site along the Iowa River to watch the Bald Eagles. At this time of year, the river is usually frozen over except below the small dams. There the eagles gather to fish or just hang out in the trees. Not many were fishing today. Most were soaring on the winds.
The dam is not large like those on the Mississippi where a hundred eagles can be seen at one time.
Canada Geese patrolled the waters above and below the drop of the dam.
We walked across the footbridge and spotted a pair of eagles in a tree rather far away. The sun was not in a good direction to give the best lighting.
We walked another path along the river bank for a better angle and to be closer. Our movement didn’t bother them. As we watched, they left their perches and flew over the water swooping down to try to grab a fish. None were successful. They returned to perch and sit together in the warm sun.