A Nice Batch of Eagles


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.)



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19 Responses to A Nice Batch of Eagles

  1. avian101 says:

    Beautiful! 🙂

  2. Lyle Krahn says:

    Wow – 50 eagles. There’s a sight I’d want to see. How fortunate!

  3. lrobbins555 says:

    A shrieking good time. Or squeaking. . .

  4. TedG says:

    Wow! Nice photo!

  5. That’s an incredible set of photos, what do you call a gathering of bald eagles I wonder?
    A judgement of eagles?

  6. That’s amazing! I’ve only ever seen one bald eagle at a time.

  7. Mind Margins says:

    Oh, that is so amazing! I’ve never seen that many eagles in one place. The most I’ve ever seen were on a boat tour of the Missouri River just outside of Helena, at the Gates of the Mountains. We had such fun spotting the eagles in the trees along the edge of the river. There are were also many young bald eagles who didn’t have their white head feathers yet.

  8. Wow, this is incredible. My husband would so love to see all of these bald eagles.

  9. Znara says:

    Wow! I have never seen so many bald eagles at one time. What an amazing sight.

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