Wintering Bald Eagle Arrives

The most severe cold weather of the winter arrived today, and with it came at least one bald eagle. Guessing that this would be the day, I took a drive along the river and spotted this eagle in a favorite roost – a Ponderosa pine in the vicinity of the Orilla Verde gaging station. Coming from points north, bald eagles winter along the Rio Grande. Here they find prey – fish, in the usually not-frozen-over river, along with mallards, mergansers,  goldeneye ducks and Canada geese.

Bald eagle in ponderosa pine, Orilla Verde Rec. Area, Rio Grande, near Taos, NM

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book:
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One Response to Wintering Bald Eagle Arrives

  1. kmcasa says:

    I saw it this morning when I was driving south – I’m thrilled to see them back again for the winter…


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