Mississippi River Winter Eagles

This was filmed last night below Lock & Dam 13 on the Mississippi River. Notice all the Eagles sitting in the trees. There must be dozens of them in one tree.

This evening was a missed opportunity. For one I didn’t dress for it and I was freezing and shaky. I was also rushed, we had to meet our family at a restaurant so I missed the sunset over the river. I was also using a new camera that I am still trying to learn how to use. I had the settings on auto or fast exposure because I didn’t have time to set up the tripod each time we moved to a new area. I would like to go back and try again some evening when I can better prepare for it. I need a better camera with a telephoto lens. It is on my wish list. Those Eagles are not even visible with the naked eye. I doubt anyone even knows there are so many Eagles in those trees. I think in the evening the birds are more active and many are in the air hunting.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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