First Let me point out that there are 5 photographs in this post. As I mentioned yesterday it turns out that there are three Bald Eagles living in the Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve that is not far from my house.
It is very cold here but the river is not frozen over which makes it a convenient nesting grounds for the Eagles. The Kishwaukee River is not all that deep which lead me to believe that fish may not be in abundance here. After doing a little research I discovered that Bald Eagles will also prey on ducks. There are definitely plenty of those along this stretch of the river.
I spent well over an hour following these magnificent birds along the river. They gave me plenty of opportunity to practice photographing them in flight as did the ducks. I think I discarded somewhere around 75 completely blurry photos.
I’m not sure how long these lovely birds will stay here before they most likely head north for the summer. The temperatures will be cold for at least another week. Now that I know where they are nesting (thanks to a kind woman walking her dogs) I will keep an eye out on them. I will be trying to catch them early in the morning, perhaps hunting.