Snow geese weren’t the only migrators at Freezout Lake last week. We were thrilled to discover a healthy bunch of bald eagles gathered at the south end of the lake. We counted at least fifty of them – all ages – sitting on the ice. They were buzzing the ducks, keeping an eye on the snow geese, and squabbling over fish they’d caught.
But they spent most of their time standing around on the ice, looking at each other. (If you look carefully at the picture below, you can see skeins of snow geese in the sky. They’d look like they’d want to land in the open water, but would veer off in a panic when they noticed the eagles.)