Date: 12/26/17 2:50 pm From: Paul Brooks <paulbrooks27944...> Subject: [ia-bird] Bald Eagles - Lock and Dam(and pool) 16
Went out to Lock and Dam 16 today to photograph the bald eagles. I was astounded when I got there(2:30pm) to find 20-25 of them airborne and actively fishing. As it drew closer to 3, I did a quick head count, or as close as I could with multiple birds in the air, and came up with 54 Bald Eagles in trees(42 mature, 10 juveniles, 2 sub-adults), and 22 in the air(20 adults, 1 sub-adult, 1 juvenile. This gives a total of 76 bald eagles, which is higher than any count that we had last year at this location.