I was going to go north of St. Louis to see if I could get some shots of the Bald Eagles nesting there. One the way I saw this horde of birds flocked on some ice next to the Mississippi River levy as I drove east on Interstate 255 south of the city. I thought I would get off and see if I could get some action shots of the birds. When I got to the levy I found 37 Bald Eagles spread out on the ice. Fish had been stranded when the flood water receded and become frozen in the ice and the eagles and gulls had gathered to feed.
I noticed soon after I got there that the eagles do not like other eagles to get to close to them. This dispute took place when one eagle landed close to another and they rose in battle but never did any thing but posture.
The quality is not as good as I wish because of the refractive quality of the ice affected the focus. However I still took over 700 images☺
Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR lens
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