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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Natural Fliers Reprise: Wintering Bald Eagles in Clarksville, MO

By Carmelo Turdo
During the winter months, The Aero Experience includes coverage of the natural fliers wintering in the Midwest along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Here we feature adult and juvenile bald eagles, this time on a sunny day at Lock and Dam No. 24 in Clarksville, MO. A conservative count of 50-60 bald eagles in the trees and actively fishing along the river banks is likely far short of the actual number. We have below a photo essay of the flying and fishing activity that continued unabated during the mid day hour, providing ample opportunity to capture these majestic birds in their element. In some of these photos, the eagles can be seen catching very small fish and eating them on the wing as they fly away! Included are other water birds, including ring-billed gulls and American white pelicans.


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