A Bald Eagle Bonanza

 

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A Bald Eagle At Branched Oak Lake – February 20, 2015

Bald Eagles migrate through Nebraska
about this time each year. Some remain
here to nest, while others move on north.

 They can be seen at area lakes congregating
on the remaining ice sheets, where they feed
on winter kill fish, and roosting in nearby trees.

A visit to Branched Oak Lake this past Friday,
February 20th, 2015, yielded a true bonanza
of Bald Eagles.

With the aid of binoculars, we counted 70 eagles
on the ice from our vantage point at the dam.
Driving around the perimeter of the lake, we spotted
at least another 20 up in the trees.

A spectacular sight!