Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Bald Eagles! and a few more ducks - 28 Jan 2014
I stopped to check out the trees on Monday at noon, but found zero eagles. Ming Yao was also there and hadn't seen any. Ducks were not being cooperative so I took no pics.
I stopped at the foot of St. John's Street yesterday after work just minutes before a snow squall swept through the area. The Detroit River was mostly iced over except a small patch of open water near the boat launch, but only a single Gadwall (drake) was present. A bit too far to photograph. A pair of Bald Eagles were far out on the ice, however, and provided a bit of entertainment.
In the trees along the north side of Mud Island there were 35 Bald Eagles roosting! One adult soared right next to where I was standing and provided a nice full-framed wing-spread (see top)! I chatted with Noreen and Eric in the parking lot for a few minutes before giving in to the bitter cold.