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2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:31 pm

About noon today, there were over two dozen bald eagles at Lake Manawa. There's several areas of open water in all the Eagles were sitting on the ice around the open the pools of water.
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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:06 pm

Pacific Junction, Iowa = 8
Google farm ponds = 3
Lake Manawa = +/- 30
Harrahs casino = 1
Carter Lake = 0
Mormon Bridge = 1
Dodge park = 0

Be interesting to see what happens this week with all the ice is gone. With 50° today and 30 mile an hour winds, I don't see the ice be around much longer
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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:16 pm

Lake Manawa = Couple Dozen or so
Harrahs casino = 0
Carter Lake = 0
Mormon Bridge = 1
Dodge park = 2

Lake Manawa was an absolute Circus today! People everywhere!

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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby nebugeater » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:04 am

What time were you ate Lake Manawa? I was out there from about 1 - 3
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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:16 am

I was at Manawa from 11 to about 1 and then again from around 5 to dusk. I spent most of my time in that 11-1 stretch sitting on a tree stump along the south shore. East of that main lot by the boat ramp and all the people.

I arrived at Dodge Park about 4pm or so, both of the photos posted above are from Dodge Park.

Both times I was at Manawa there would be an eagle sitting in a tree and large groups of people surrounding. Funny thing is, when I was leaving Manawa the first time, there were a good 20 people looking at one tree, and this was going on right behind them... LOL.

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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:15 pm

Fantastic photography Brad..

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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:18 pm

Thanks Lou!
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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby GRANDPASMUCKER » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:57 pm

I went to Council Bluffs for lunch Monday and cruised through Lake Manawa on the way home. There were about 10 eagles hanging out just south of the boat docks in front of those houses just waiting for the gulls or geese or fish hanging around on the edge of the ice sheet to make one little mistake!

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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby nebugeater » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:46 pm

IF you like Eagles (The Birds, not the band in this case) take 2 Minutes out of your life to watch this from Alaska

https://youtu.be/y0pOndzESnY
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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:04 am

nebugeater wrote:IF you like Eagles (The Birds, not the band in this case) take 2 Minutes out of your life to watch this from Alaska


Seen that a few times. That one and the one with the cat on the deck.
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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:06 am

I have been over to Lake Manawa a bunch lately. Wednesday Sunset, Thursday Sunrise and Sunset, Friday Sunrise. There is still a little bit of ice hanging on, and still a whole bunch of eagles. I would guess +/-30.

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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:27 pm

There is a pair of nesting eagles at Chalico Hills recreation area.

I was talking to a guy there that had a son in the boyscouts. The boyscouts were there the week before and they were told the following. During the spring of 2016, the NRD did that big shad kill-off and 8 ealges showed up to eat all the dead fish. Two of those eagles took over this nest, which was a hawks nest and made it larger. This year they returned and laid eggs. Not sue when they eggs were laid or how many are in there.

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Re: 2017 Bald Eagle Thread

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:39 pm

Brad wrote:There is a pair of nesting eagles at Chalico Hills recreation area.

I was talking to a guy there that had a son in the boyscouts. The boyscouts were there the week before and they were told the following. During the spring of 2016, the NRD did that big shad kill-off and 8 ealges showed up to eat all the dead fish. Two of those eagles took over this nest, which was a hawks nest and made it larger. This year they returned and laid eggs. Not sue when they eggs were laid or how many are in there.

1. Eagle sitting on the nest, the other few away as I was driving in.
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