Kip’s Comments 1-9-19

Bald Eagle on Ice - Image 541380 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Where There Were Swans There Are Now Eagles

A week or so ago I shared that in a small area of open water on the Wapsipinicon River in Northern Bremer County there was a family of trumpeter swans – two adults and four cygnets. The swan family appeared fine and seemed to be resting on the edge of the ice near the main channel of the river.   

Fast-forward a few days to today. When I checked that spot on the river this afternoon, the area of open water had changed some and instead of swans, there were three adults and one juvenile bald eagle feeding on the remains of something I could not recognize.

If I had to choose, I am not sure which was more enjoyable to observe. I just wish both the swans and the eagles would have been closer for better pictures. How’s that for having photographer’s greed!   

Bald Eagles on Ice on Wapsipinicon River:

Bald Eagle on Ice - Image 541380 (© Kip Ladage)

Bald Eagle on Ice – Image 541380 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Bald Eagles on Ice - Image 541461 (© Kip Ladage)

Bald Eagles on Ice – Image 541461 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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