This open water is a draw for eagles, trumpeter swans and other waterfowl. On the 8th of December I headed over to Black Dog to try and get some eagle pics. It had been particularily cold and so there were only a few openings on the river where the eagles usually hang out.
I did find a few eagles near the open water by the Cedar Avenue Bridge.
In total I only saw about a dozen eagles.
There where also quite a few photographers there from Cameratalk. They are a group of photographers that share information with each other through their website. They told me a bit about their group and told me that I should check out their website. Their website has a lot of great pictures and they look like they might be a great resource for me so I went ahead and registered. Currently I am waiting for my account to get activated.I had a feeling that this might be a good group to get involved with. It takes a person who is a bit nuts to sit on the side of a mostly frozen river, with a day time temp of about 2 degrees and a wind chill of about -10 degrees, taking pictures and yet there we all were.There were also a few immature eagles. Bald eagles get their familiar coloring starting when they are about 5 years old.