Sunday, January 15, 2012

Eagles, Ducks and Swans on Lake Pepin

Fish Fight D7K_4200 by Mully410 * Images
Fish Fight D7K_4200, a photo by Mully410 * Images on Flickr.
I made a trip to the Wabasha area to look for eagles with my friend. It took us a while but we found a spot near where the ice met the open water. All-in-all, we probably saw 50+ bald eagles, some swans, thousands of common goldeneyes and hundreds of mergansers.

We learned quickly to be on guard when one of the eagles caught a fish. Even before the eagle left the water with its catch, others came to steal it away. Not a very majestic trait if you ask me. The two eagles in the photo above are a good example. Note the splash in the lower left of the frame. That's the fish they were fighting over.

Here is a slideshow. It looks a whole lot better in full screen so click on the four arrow thingies in the lower right corner.


  1. Looks like the hard work paid off on that trip Mully! You had great light, and -wow- I really like those eagle compositions. Amazing how much they fight each other.

  2. Thanks, Greg! It sure was fun. Might go again next weekend but I still want to get up to Sax Zim Bog for owls.


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