On a trip to Winona, Minnesota to visit Stacia’s sister, we headed up to Wabasha to visit the National Eagle Center. I had fairly high expectations of the place and those were exceeded wonderfully! Bald Eagle in your face! We were greeted immediately by a friendly woman when we entered and throughout our visit everyone
Bald Eagle This photo was taken on Wisconsin state highway 13 shortly before we had car trouble. Eagles are plentiful in the Northwoods!!
This is the third time we’ve watched the World Bird Sanctuary’s live raptor show at the Illinois Audubon Society’s Bald Eagle Weekend, but this was by far the best for photography. First up was probably our favorite raptor in the world, the Harris’s Hawk. This is Sheldon and he flew over the crowd’s heads, causing
This past Saturday we volunteered to work the booth for our local bird club, North Central Illinois Ornithological Society at the annual Illinois Audubon Society Bald Eagle Weekend. This is a recap of what went down. We’ll have some more detailed information in upcoming posts! Our booth was centrally located in the large gathering room
Today we participated in a Rockford Bird Club (NCIOS) sanctioned field trip to Starved Rock State Park (near LaSalle/Peru, Illinois) to search for odd gulls and Bald Eagles. Of course the wind was blowing hard, making for a fun battle against the cold to filter through the hordes of gulls. But before the search could
Bald Eagle in Ogle County, Illinois Happy Skywatch Friday!
The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the United States national emblem, beautiful and majestic. The Bald Eagle was seriously affected by the use of DDT. Luckily, scientists. were able to prove that DDT was seriously affecting these birds and others, and banned the use of such harmful pesticides completely by 1972. The birds amazingly began