Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bald Eagles..

Bald Eagles...

A rare and beautiful sight!
These are beautiful birds & our national symbol...

January of this year 2012, the weather stayed so cold in St. Louis, Missouri and Alton, Illinois that the bald eagles were cruising over houses in hopes of a quick meal. They could not access fish that were at the bottom of the river and had gathered together.

Some kind souls decided to feed the eagles so they would survive the cold spell. They gathered fish and started feeding the group of eagles huddled on the shore.

The photos below show what happened. A retired teacher took these photos in front of his home. Incredible!

Feeding the Eagles!

A beautiful morning feeding the eagles, Jan. 2012

Once the fish were thrown, the eagles did not seem to fear the good Samaritans and word spread fast! 

Eagles vying for the fish, January, 2012

 No zoom lens used here! 

The photographer was this close! 

Here are the men who were feeding them.
So close!!
As you know, it was not too long ago that the American Bald Eagle was an endangered species. Something akin to Canada Geese.

If we dump BHO, America can come back!

Amazing pictures --- please pass along!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great pictures but the story is totally messed up. Note the large body of water, massive mountains and even a volcano in the background? Nothing like that anywhere near St Louis. These pictures were taken near Homer, Alaska. If a “retired teacher” is really responsible for this, it might go a long way towards explaining the state of our public education system. There is, by the way, a famous gathering of eagles that does winter near Alton, Illinois; and they can be viewed in the context of slightly different geographic features.