Saturday, December 13, 2008

Eagles on the Frozen River

Saturday morning Ed and I drove north on I-26 along the Illinois River, crossed the river at Henry and drove back to Peoria along I-29 and River Beach Drive. All together we spotted 14 eagles, most hunkered down on the ice out on the river trying to stay out of the 30 mile/hour wind. Two were flying together just north of the Marshall County eagle nest; we think they were the resident eagles. Another was a very dark juvenile eagle flying over the bluffs, the remainder were out on the ice.