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Thread: Feeding the Eagles

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    January of this year, 2010, the weather stayed so cold in St. Louis, Missouri and
    Alton, Illinois that the bald eagles were cruising over houses in hopes of a quick meal. They could not access fish that were at the bottom of the river and had gathered together. (see pic 1)


    Some kind souls decided t o feed the eagles so they would survive the cold spell. They gathered fish and started feeding the group of eagles huddled on the shore. (pic 2)

    The photos below show what happened. A former teaching colleague took these photos in front of his home.
    Incredible!

    Feeding the Eagles!


    A beautiful morning feeding the eagles, Jan. 2010

    Once the fish were thrown, the eagles did not seem to fear the good Samaritans and word spread fast!

    Eagles vying for the fish. January, 2010.


    No zoom lens used here! The photographer was this close!


    Here are the men who were feeding them. So close!!
    As you know, it was not too long ago that the American Bald Eagle was an endangered species.

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    That is one of the most amazing sights I have ever seen. We have Bald Eagles in Colorado but not in those numbers and so close to people. Thank you for sharing the pics.

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    My husband has an eagle collection. I can't wait to show him these photos. Simply amazing!

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    I hope it's a sign!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That is amazing! Thank you for sharing these with us :D:D:D

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    Wow! Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing these. I love to see this sort of thing!

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    This is incredible! Thank you for sharing these pictures.

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    OMGosh!!! That is the most incredible thing I think I have ever seen...Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing :D

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    They are such an impressive bird. I have had the honor of working with them at my work. To hold one, they take up my whole torso, is so amazing. Their feet are as big as my hand and thier talons almost as long as my fingers! Thier beaks are pretty scarey though!
    What an incredible, incredible sight it must have been to see that many HEALTHY eagles!
    Thank you for showing us!

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    AWESOME!!! I LOVE it when I can get close to them!!! Good people to help them out. :-D

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