At first glance, the Locks & Dams along the Mississippi River look like monstrous slabs of concrete and metal and not a place to bird. However, these are excellent fishing grounds for Bald Eagles, American White Pelicans, and Double-crested Cormorants.
We could have spent many hours admiring the Pelicans and Cormorants, but alas, our birding day had to come to an end. If you are into photographing Pelicans, this is the place to go. Some of these large birds came so close we felt the urge to duck out of the way. It was hard to focus and isolate one bird out of the masses. It was a fitting end to a wonderful-weathered Saturday of birding along the mighty Mississippi River.