Bald Eagles in Corinne

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Bald Eagles in Corinne

On Sunday morning, I woke up with the intent of getting a good photo of a bald eagle. I knew they were in the area from seeing other photos from local photographers. I had seen posts of eagles at Willard Bay State Park and decided that would be a good place to start. After walking around the park with my dog for about a half an hour, I realized that I was getting skunked. I had earlier read that the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge (We'll have a guest post about the Refuge next week!) had a good size population of wintering eagles during the month of February. I packed up my gear, rounded up the pouch and headed north to give myself a chance at spotting one or two. Unfortunately, with all the recent flooding in the area, the road leading to the refuge was under water and closed.

At this point, it was turning in to just a Sunday morning drive with nothing to show for it. I knew the town of Corinne was close and I had always wanted to check it out when driving through it heading out to the Spiral Jetty. I head north to Utah Highway 13 then went west to the small town of Corinne. Just before the town, the highway crosses the Bear River and that is where I got extremely lucky.  To the south of the highway in the flooded field, there were between 12 to 14 eagles perched up in the trees. Right after the bridge there is an area to pull off giving fisherman access to the river. I pulled over, grabbed my gear, dog and we spent the next few hours watching the eagles as began to disperse to the local fields and waterways.

At this point, it was turning in to just a Sunday morning drive with nothing to show for it. I knew the town of Corinne was close and I had always wanted to check it out when driving through it heading out to the Spiral Jetty.

I head north to Utah Highway 13 then went west to the small town of Corinne. Just before the town, the highway crosses the Bear River and that is where I got extremely lucky.  To the south of the highway in the flooded field, there were between 12 to 14 eagles perched up in the trees. Right after the bridge there is an area to pull off giving fisherman access to the river. I pulled over, grabbed my gear, dog and we spent the next few hours watching the eagles as began to disperse to the local fields and waterways.

(ALL PHOTOS & Words : RODERICK DYE)

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Bald Eagles Corinne, UT 84307

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