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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Any reports from LD 14


Just curious if anyone has any eagle reports from Lock and Dam 14? I know we have been flooded with Snowys, just curious if the eagles are coming in yet?


Dec 28, 2017 at 08:06 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Any reports from LD 14


Forth time is the charm to try to post this link.

It hasn't been updated for this week (yet). The last report shows zero eagles at L&D 14.

www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Mississippi-River-Project/Education/Eagle-Watching/Eagle-Counts/

If they aren't in the area yet, they'll be coming soon.
In Minnesota, we just had our first real cold snap of below zero temps.
We have eagle counts along the Mississippi river here also.
Those counts have fallen since the cold air showed up.
We're going to have an even colder air mass moving in tonight. (-10 and colder)
It looks like we won't get above zero until Monday or Tuesday.
They will be heading south soon, if they haven't already.

Good luck.



Dec 28, 2017 at 11:10 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Any reports from LD 14


I was thinking the same thing its been effing cold here in Michigan, making the trip to the dam 3rd weekend in jan. The Eagles have had to have left there northern territories by now you'd think

I wanna see some pics of those new perches filled with 50 eagles fighting for a spot to launch from there. Come on local FMers. Larry you having the chili cookout day again this year?

Cheers
Steve



Dec 29, 2017 at 01:08 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Any reports from LD 14


I don't think I've really shot at L&D 14.
We've been to L&D18 quite a few times.
Before the new laws, we were even able to go out on to the dam for a day.
I think there were about 800 eagles there that weekend.



















The power plant near there had quite a few also.







These shots weren't all from the same trip, but there were from that area.



Dec 29, 2017 at 03:23 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Any reports from LD 14


Any recent updates?
Wondering if I should head up there this evening for all day shooting tomorrow or just play it a bit safer and head to #19 & #20 tomorrow.

Called the Rock Island office up near Davenport and it's snowing today with only about 20-25 eagles sighted today (unofficially).

FYI, Recent Counts from 12/27:
L&D #19 (Keokuk) - 25
L&D #20 (Canton) - 41



Dec 29, 2017 at 05:34 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Any reports from LD 14


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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Any reports from LD 14


I drove right by there in the rotten weather on Friday on my way home to Missouri from Wisconsin. Stopped for a few minutes to size things up. I saw no birds using the new perches. I did see at least 3 birds, 2 of them fished for the 10 minutes I was there.


Jan 01, 2018 at 11:22 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Any reports from LD 14


I was there with a few friends on 12/30 from 11:30 am till last light. At one point I actually counted 18+ of them putting on a show some near some far. It was a very active day in my opinion.

However my setup chose to sleep this day




  NIKON D500    300.0 mm f/4.0 lens    300mm    f/4.0    1/2500s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D500    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens    550mm    f/6.3    1/1600s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D500    300.0 mm f/4.0 lens    300mm    f/5.0    1/2000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D500    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens    600mm    f/7.1    1/1600s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 02, 2018 at 01:56 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Any reports from LD 14


I was at LD14 yesterday (01/01/2018) and today (01/02/2018). Yesterday it was extremely slow, but today it was excellent due in part to breakup and drift of ice that frozen fish surfaced. Eagles did not perch on the three power poles, instead they flew from the trees behind. Sometimes they landed on ice and picked up fish from water. There were lots of geese and sea gulls too. LD14 proves itself to be a great location for eagle photography even without eagle trees on the island.


Jan 03, 2018 at 03:41 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Any reports from LD 14


Eagle counts 1/3/18

As you can see, not all the L&D have reported yet, but it gives you an idea of whats going on.
Here in Minnesota, we're going to have another ver cold weekend which should push more birds south.

In Red Wing (Minn), there were about 75 eagles in one bay at a city park.
A friend of mine said they're still there today.
I'll be out in sub zero temps this weekend if the sun shows up.









Jan 03, 2018 at 09:05 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Any reports from LD 14


Here is the link to the above eagle counts by davev. It has been updated a bit from the above numbers. It looks like Lock and Dam 17 is the place to be with 381 eagles as of today. I've only been to Lock and Dam 14 and don't know anything about Lock and Dam 17.

http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Mississippi-River-Project/Education/Eagle-Watching/Eagle-Counts/




Jan 03, 2018 at 11:59 PM







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