Kyle Carroll's Outdoor Journal
THE OUTDOOR JOURNAL
Missouri's over wintering population of Bald Eagles is a big one. With each cold front, flocks of white fronts, snows, blues and Canada geese wing their way south. The eagles come along with them. Most all of the buzzards have headed to warmer climates by this time, so any weak or injured waterfowl or road kills will now be cleaned up by hawks and eagles in addition to the fur bearers working after dark.
For many years the Department of Conservation has put on a series of Eagle Day events at locations around the state where waterfowl concentrate. The Eagle Day closest to northwest Missouri has always been held at the Squaw Creek ( now Loess Bluffs) National Wildlife Refuge. A quick check of the Department of Conservation's website shows the 2021 Eagle Day at Loess Bluffs will be held Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm and again at 7:00 pm. Won't it be dark at that time you ask. Why yes, yes it will. The rest of the announcement reads,
VIRTUAL EVENT: The Loess Bluffs Eagle Days live eagle show will be entirely virtual this year. Dickerson Park Zoo will be hosting these programs where participants will have an up close and personal view of live, rehabilitated eagles. They also will discuss facts about these amazing birds. An opportunity for a live Q&A session will follow. Register yourself or your family to tune into this live Zoom event. The Zoom web link will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.
I don't think I'll tune in for this one, but if your interested, you have the information. In the mean time, keep your binoculars handy., The eagles have landed.