Friday, October 29, 2010

FEEDING THE EAGLES

A good friend sent me these pictures. She said, "With all that's going on in the world, I thought you'd enjoy seeing something positive."


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.




A beautiful cold morning it was -- January 2010.
Eagles were motionless on the fence posts.




Some kind souls gathered fish
and started feeding
the eagles that were huddled on the shore.

Once the fish were thrown,
the eagles did not seem to fear the good Samaritans.






The word spread fast!
Soon a lot of eagles were vying for the fish.



The photographer didn't need a zoom lens.
He was maybe just ten feet away!



Here are the men who were feeding the eagles.
The eagles didn't mind them standing so close.



As you probably know,
it was not too long ago
that
the American Bald Eagle was an endangered species.


I'm glad my friend sent me these pictures. The eagles, the men feeding them, the photographer shooting the eagles close up -- all of it tells a story that makes me smile each time I look at it, and I've looked at quite a few times.
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