Bald Eagle Watching Days - Sauk Prairie

  • January 15, 2011 · 8:00 AM

http://www.ferrybluff... When the rivers and lakes freeze up north, the bald eagles come down to the open water from Sauk Prairie to the Mississippi River. Sauk Prairie puts on a little show around this time. (actually right now is a good time to go, and a little warmer) So let's go up on this Eagle Watching Days in mid-January on a saturday morning. Central point is a school there. I'd like to get there by 9am for a talk by a local photographer, I saw him last year and it was interesting. after that there are some spots to see bald eagles along the river. There are some volunteers who know the area and will be there, with a telescope for up close views. Dress warm, last year it was about 15 with a light snow. I'll skip it if we get a snowstorm. It's about 30 minutes from the west side, and 45 from the east side of Madison. Car pooling suggested. Let's find a spot to meet(someone know a park 'n ride on the west side?), and leave about 8am--firmer details later. Probably returning around noon.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, this is the first time I have shared my album not through email. So I think by just posting this link you can get to it. Let me know if it doesn't work!
    http://picasaweb.google.com/116080331354920078416/EagleWatchingDays?authkey=Gv1sRgCJDq_8-3stD3ugE&feat=directlink

    January 17, 2011

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    A former member

    Very nice shots. You definitely had a lot more that turned out than me!

    January 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    am i first to post photos??? mine are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/arivlin/011511eagles#

    January 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Around 10am we'll probably go over to the main spot along the river. On the link I sent, it's numbered #2.

    http://www.ferrybluffeaglecouncil.org/eagledays/index.html

    I have a black & green jacket, olive green hat, light blue camera case, plus I've met you before, I'll recognize you.

    January 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, this could be my first time with this group. How can I find you if I have to skip the talk? I do not know that area at all, so helpful info/advice would be most appreciated! Thanks!

    January 14, 2011

  • A former member
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    It is going to be a madhouse in Sauk and Prairie du Sac over the weekend. I go up regularly during the week and will be going next week if the sun ever returns. If anyone would like to ride along let me know. Maybe with a side trip to the Arena Boat Landing where there is an overwintering Great Blue Heron, a regular Coopers Hawk and great variety of smaller birds. On the way back from there we are likely to find numerous Red Tailed hawks and with luck a Rough Legged hawk or two. email for phone.

    January 14, 2011

  • A former member
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    Right now it says low 19/hi 23 Sat, no snow. That's not bad.

    Let's meet at Sauk HS about 8:45ish for the speaker. Then we'll head over to the river about 10am, you can meet us there if you want too. There are a few spots along the river, but this was the best. Of course you can do what you wish. Carpool? I live in east Madison, and can drive 2 more people, leaving about 8am. Anyone else? post here or email me.
    You can drive on your own too.
    If you want my phone number, email me.

    January 10, 2011

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