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Billy E
12-16-2013, 07:14 PM
One of my favorite things to do is look for eagles. Over the past 20 years my wife and I have found numerous nests and roosting spots.They are not the easiest things to find much less get a picture. They are a awesome sight in nature. some of the pics are from the past.

12-16-2013, 07:23 PM
Great pics Billy. Always like seeing them. Haven't managed to get a picture yet though.

Rees Guide
12-16-2013, 07:40 PM
Very cool!!!!!!

Crappie Greg
12-16-2013, 07:53 PM
Nice pics billy, years ago in northwest ark got to see over 50 mature bald eagles and about a dozen that hadn't reached that 5 years that it takes for them to get the white head, over sixty at one time and they were flying around and screaming everywhere , very cool to witness , wish I'd have had a video camera

12-16-2013, 07:57 PM
I have taken pictures of a few here on Greers but it is always with my cell phone so they are not very good. The most I've seen at one time was 5.

12-16-2013, 09:16 PM
There are about a half of dozen nesting at Brewer lake on the North side of the dam. They are such a beautiful creature.

12-16-2013, 10:35 PM
Cool billy

12-16-2013, 10:43 PM
I have a friend that had two nest at his farm, love watching them

12-16-2013, 10:48 PM
several years ago some backwater froze on the illinois river that was so shallow the fish were sticking out through the ice and the eagles were sitting on it eating them, we had tohave had at least 300 plus eagles staying in the area that year,

12-17-2013, 07:00 AM
Looks like you have been to Mallard Lake Billy. We have a nesting pair on our hunting property down south. They are beautiful birds, but when we are duck hunting we have to go pick our ducks up pretty quick or the eagles get an easy breakfast!

12-17-2013, 10:20 AM
Great pics sir I get to see a few every year on greers ferry while I'm running trot lines some around south fork and then headed back into the Johnson hole are some nests They are beautiful creatures

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
12-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Great pics. We see them around here at Reelfoot and Big Sandy. I wish we saw them more often - still takes my breath away.

12-17-2013, 11:40 AM
Great pictures....I appreciate you sharing them with us.....they are great shots.

Billy E
12-17-2013, 12:49 PM
Kent - Years ago the eagles at Reelfoot changed there diet from crappie to ducks and you dont see as many there as you used to. The pictures are from The St.Francis River and Cache River systems. There is a nest in Cash that has to be 15' wide. I gave AGFC the GPS cordinates and now you cant get 5 miles from it. I guess thats good for the eagle but bad for me. Bayou DeView has the most I have ever seen at one time.

12-17-2013, 10:39 PM
The pics are awesome. I have seen a few. Oddest thing that happened to me was in the mid 90's and I was working in the housing project in Trumann. I looked up and there was a big bald eagle just soaring around right at the tops of the trees which weren't very tall. I called the local warden to report seeing it and he asked me where and I said "in the housing project over here on Redwood street" and he hung up on me:Rofl

I needed to tell someone else so I called one of my co-workers to come over. Before he arrived, the eagle had flown off. He said I was an idiot and no way did I see an eagle, but it showed back up. We jumped in his truck and followed it all around that said of town. It finally got to hollering and when it did, another eagle showed up, but it came from way high up. When they got together, they went on south.

A couple years ago another pair showed up in the same area, and spent a week or more in the tree line just north of the sewer ponds.

12-18-2013, 04:47 AM
Nice Pics Billy

12-19-2013, 01:08 PM
I had 3 light in a big cypress tree right above me while duck hunting this year.......They got to hooting and hollering at each other and I was amazed.....I had no idea they could make that much commotion.....finally had to run them off so the ducks would come in again.....I've also watched them stand on the ice with a duck......it's pretty neat to see how fast they can pick a ducks breast and eat it.....cool pics Thanks

12-20-2013, 11:32 AM
I saw one the other day after a duck hunt in the middle of a winter wheat field. I thought it was a trash bag from far off, and then as I got closer I noticed it had a white head. Its amazing how big they look flyng, but you should really see how big they are when on the ground... HUGE

I guess it found a cripple duck and decided to have a snack.

12-20-2013, 11:59 AM
We see them all year here on Lake Nimrod. Great photos.

12-21-2013, 11:55 PM
Got to see a young eagle take a short crappie I released from deep water that was floating last week. Came about 40 yrds. from us, on Norfork Lake. We see them a lot around the lakes and rivers up here.

12-22-2013, 08:25 PM
Nice photos buddy. They are a majestic bird for sure!!!!