Thursday, March 3, 2011

Incredible! Feeding the Eagles!

January of 2011, 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.

Some kind souls decided to feed the eagles so the would survive the cold spell.  they gathered fish and started feeding the group of eagles huddled on the shore.  The photos below show what happened. 

A beautiful morning feeding the eagles, Jan. 2011

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

Eagles vying for the fish.

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

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


  1. These are awesome pictures! My brother and his family live a few miles from St Louis.

  2. Thank you Beth. These amazing birds and the kind people who went the extra step to help those in need. God bless them and thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures.