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Jan 10, 2018 16:38 as a reply to post 18538141 |  #2176

Cool Chris and thanks all for the updates. I'll be there 1/20-21 4 sure. Come on cold weather!! mo eagles mo eagles!

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Jan 10, 2018 16:51 as a reply to post 18538141 |  #2177

Well I finally got around to having a look at these Rog spectacular stuff looks like a good time was had by all :-). Good for you, I’m sure you are returning regularly :-)


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Jan 11, 2018 03:41 as a reply to post 18538141 |  #2178

Good luck, Chris-should be decent except maybe the light. Post!


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Jan 11, 2018 03:47 as a reply to Wallace River's post |  #2179

Thank You, Ian, it was quite a day! Take peek at my Flickr page. As i mentioned earlier, hard to add interest. Plan on more visits this winter as weather, etc. allow.


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Jan 13, 2018 20:47 |  #2180

Well today was not a great day. As you can see, the trees are gone and they put up something that looks likes crucifixes. And to make matters worse, a barge and tug boat are parked at the point. There were plenty of eagles but they weren't fishing near the shore.

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Jan 13, 2018 20:48 |  #2181

Rog, was that barge there last weekend?


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Jan 13, 2018 22:06 as a reply to Chris's post |  #2182

Very dissapointing report as I’m heading that way for a two-day trip tomorrow solely for Eagle pics :(


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Jan 14, 2018 12:32 |  #2183

Chris wrote in post #18540380 (external link)
Well today was not a great day. As you can see, the trees are gone and they put up something that looks likes crucifixes. And to make matters worse, a barge and tug boat are parked at the point. There were plenty of eagles but they weren't fishing near the shore.


Chris, Bummer. Was there people on the Barge? cause that for sure would scare the eagles away from swooping in, I'd think. Looks like a beautiful day for shots, did you get any? was the wind working against ya? warm weather? what do you summarize happen?

As with CueBall I'll be there soon, next weekend on my way down to florida for the rest of my trip but if the birds are'nt at 14, might be better off just bypassing my detour over too Iowa. cold weather is back thats a plus for 14.

Again thanks for the reports.
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Jan 14, 2018 13:20 |  #2184

Chris wrote in post #18540381 (external link)
Rog, was that barge there last weekend?

Chris, I do not think so-will check thru my shots and post this thread if I find out different.
Noticed those manmade perches and and never saw a bird on one. Sure are ugly, ain't they?
Sorry to hear about your day. No one throwing? You ever been to New Boston or Burlington? Check the counts there?!


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Jan 14, 2018 13:51 |  #2185

Chris, looks like it was there. Evidently, did not affect anything that day.

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Also, my best shot of those new "perches". as said, ugly imo!:rolleyes:

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Jan 14, 2018 14:08 |  #2186

We got out there at 10:30 in the morning and the winds were calm. The flags were barely moving and there were a good number of eagles around in the trees off of hwy 67. We stayed there for about 30 minutes and then headed down to L&D 15. We always have lunch at the Riverside Grill and check out the activity there. By the way, Riverside Grill is a great place for good quality lunch and a large selection of beers. Great service too.

At 15 we could see at least 50 eagles at any time flying over the river, but you need a 600mm lens or better to get good shots there. We could also see at least another 50 eagles in the trees across the river.

After lunch we went back to 14 and spent the rest of the day there. I only saw one eagle come down and grab a fish near the shore. There was plenty of activity further out on the river and south of us, but nothing much close up.

Rog, I'm glad to hear that the barge was there when you had your magnificent day last week. That means that it just wasn't a good day for us, and the barge isn't affecting their behavior.

And to answer your question Steve, there was no one on the barge and no one walking out where the trees used to be. Someone threw out some fish later in the afternoon but it had no affect. I don't have any explanation for why they weren't fishing like usual. It was a perfect day otherwise, and it's always fun to see them in action, even if the opportunities weren't there. This is my 10th season at the river and you just never know what it is going to be like. I've shot when it was 5 degrees and when it was 50 degrees. One of my best days ever was in mid February and it was so warm I only had on a sweatshirt.

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Jan 14, 2018 18:53 |  #2187

Stopped in Keokuk on my way up today. Tons of Eagles flying and fishing there, but it was difficult to get close to any of the action. Arrived to L&D 14 around 1530 and the weather was very cloudy/snowing so light was pretty dismal. That said, I nabbed a few shots I think will come out OK as there were a small number of Eagles that dropped down near the observation area. Excited to head out first thing in the morning and see how the day goes. Plan is to stay until Tuesday so worst case scenario I get up and hit Keokuk at sunrise on my way back home.

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Jan 14, 2018 19:00 |  #2188

Juvenile miss...

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Jan 15, 2018 05:42 |  #2189

My one trip to the famed 14 was similar, dismal light, little activity. Here in Ottumwa there are good numbers. I had a good day Saturday a.m. at one point there were 15 eagles on the 200 yd stretch of river I was watching. I was set up a little late so got poor light the direction they were feeding, mostly backlit so more of my shots that day were soaring or diving. You can see them on my flickr. If you want to venture about 80 miles inland (hahaha!) from Burlington the Des Moines River all the way up to Ottumwa has good eagle numbers.


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Jan 15, 2018 18:54 |  #2190

I drove out Friday through the ice storm to be there Saturday morning. Lock 14 had a few eagles but they were all in the middle fishing. We decided to go to 15 and check it out. There had to be 100 in the trees and fifty fishing. After a couple hours went back to 14 still nothing going on. Stopped by Sunday same results so drove down to 15. Spent a couple hours problem was wind was in your face so all you got was eagles flying away from you. Here are a few I got.

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