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.

2 comments:

  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.

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  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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