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Observations 2017-18 Season
The following are bald eagle observations supplied by our volunteers. 
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Sunday, February 25th, by L. Walker
Another sunny and rainy weekend. Only 2 more weekends left! Saturday was a sunny and warm day with birds perched and flying. OUr count was 5 immatures and 2 adults. Thanks to Horizon Wings for bringing their owls. Sunday was rainy and cool with not much activity but lots of rain, however we did see 2 immatures and 2 adults.

Sunday, February 18th, by L. Walker
Despite the snow we had many visitors. The morning was bright and sunny and the snow was melting rapidly. When we arrived we had no eagles in view. This was one of those days that the end of the day was the best viewing. Lots of flying today and very little perching. When they did perch they were tricky to see. We had 4 immatures and 1 adult.

Saturday, February 17th, by L. Walker
Today was a nice sunny day and a great day for watching eagles. We had 3 adults and 2 immatures and a few great flyovers that I am sure some of the visitors got some good photos. We did have CT Audubon visit us with some of their ambassadors.

Wednesday, February 14th, by L. Walker
Thanks to all the visitors and group of preschoolers that got to see their first Bald Eagle today. We had a another great viewing day with 12 immatures and 5 adults. Only for a few minutes were we without any eagles in view. Please check out the pictures and videos taken by our visitors and volunteers posted on the community page.

Sunday, February 11th, by L. Walker
After a snowy icy week we ended the weekend in rain. However eagles still need to fish. We had a very active weekend. On Saturday we had 12 eagles and at the end of the day 6 immatures flew out of the trees and ended down river. Always amazing us how they can hide in plain sight among the trees. Only one immature decided not to join them. The count for the day was 7 immatures and 5 adults. Sunday was a foggy and rainy day but still a great eagle watching day. We ended up with 6 immatures and 3 adults. Thanks to all the visitors that join us this weekend and the dedicated volunteers that stood out on the rain.

Sunday, February 4th, by L. Walker
The rain held off so we had a nice warm day and lots to see including all the wonderful birds from Christine's Critters. We are amazed and thrilled with the number of eagles we are seeing. Today we had 12 immatures and 11 adults and then a few we were not about to identify age as they flew high in the sky.

Saturday, February 3rd, by L. Walker
Today was another exciting day with The Connecticut Audubon Society onsite and many eagles to watch. We had 12 immatures and 6 adults. All morning there were at least 6 eagles perched or flying at any given moment.

Sunday, January 28th, by L. Walker
Unfortunately the fog stayed around for most of the morning but in between short periods of clearing we did see and hear a few. At about noon it cleared nicely and we were able to see many. Again another tough day to count but our conservative number is 13 adults and 13 immatures and many mergansers. Below is a video taken by a visitor - thanks John!

Saturday, January 27th, by L. Walker
Thanks to all the visitors, volunteers and The Connecticut Audubon Society- it was a busy day! The count was a tough one today too many birds to keep track of - Our best guess is 11 Adults and about 12 immatures. Most likely more.

Wednesday, January 24th, by L. Walker
After a rainy Tuesday the dam was generating all morning and we had a number of eagles feeding. The count for today is 8 adults and 6 immatures.

Sunday, January 21st, by L. Walker
New record for Shepaug yesterday - 29 eagles. 19 immatures and 10 adults. That is being conservative. Very hard to count that many without the help of many eyes. We make sure not to double count. We also had Horizon Wings onsite - thanks for a great show and bringing some special guests. A Black Vulture and Screech Owl.

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Saturday, January 20th, by L. Walker
One of our top ten days today at the dam. We had at least 23 eagles today. It was hard to keep count. Here is a picture taken by one of our volunteers. Not very often do we see them sitting on rocks in the water and bathing. How many do you count in this picture?

Sunday, January 14th, by L. Walker
Thanks to Christine's Critters and all her birds for two amazing shows today. Along with the birds Christine brought we had our high count of the season - 8 Adults and 5 Immatures. A very active day of soaring and fishing.

Saturday, January 13th, by L. Walker
Today was the MId-Winter Eagle count. I arrived at 7am with Ann and Chris. The weather corporated with no fog and just a few showers. We ended up with a count of 3 adults and 4 immatures. They were very active, flying, fishing and interacting with each other. Look closely just above the wire is an adult. Hope tomorrow will be just as active.

Wednesday, January 10th, by L. Walker
Quiet day sunny day yesterday at the dam. We did see 3 adults and 1 immature. One of the adult flew right by the building and our volunteer Rich took a great photo.

Sunday, January 7th, by L. Walker
Great sunny day at the dam with temp about 0 but no wind! Our count for the day was 2 adults and 3 immatures. For most of the day we had an adult perched in the sun and in a good viewing spot. The other eagles flew in and out and perched for short periods of time. We were also visited by a merlin, great-blue herons, snow geese on the river and a coyote. Felt good to get some fresh air!

Wednesday, January 3rd, by T. Weaver
Today was a slow day at the dam - both in number of eagle and number of visitors. We had two adults most of the day. However, one was in the white pine and the other about 1/4 mile downriver from there. We did have a brief visit from one immature that then went to sit in a tree over the lake. We had a harrier that hunted the fields around the building for some time. Also seen were a couple ring-necked ducks and some black ducks.

Sunday, Dec. 31st, by T. Weaver
Today was a little slower than yesterday. Other than the immature we saw on the ice driving in at 8:15, we saw no eagles until 10:30. Many of our visitors saw nothing except common mergansers, a few hooded mergansers, black ducks, ring-necked ducks and geese in the opening in the ice between the dam and the island. Then we had 5 eagles show up within 15 minutes - 3 adults and two immatures. Two of the adults stayed until just before closing. And it was COLD!!!!

Saturday, Dec. 30th, by T. Weaver
We had a good eagle day today - at least 8 eagles, four adults, four immatures. Possibly a couple more. As we left there were scores of Canada geese with their backs all covered with snow. They looked odd. We also had lots of common mergs by the dam and four ring-necked ducks and a wood duck in the cove. There were two snow geese mixed in with the Canadas.

Wednesday, Dec. 27th, by L. Walker
Thanks to Christine's Critters Inc. for a great show today. Along with the birds they brought we did have 3 adults and 4 immatures visit us as well.

Wednesday, Dec. 20th, by L. Walker
Enjoyed a quiet day at the Shepaug Eagle View today. We counted 2 imatures and one was perched for awhile. We also were visited by a great blue heron and bluebirds. Always something to see.

Sunday, December 17th, by L. Walker
Sunday December 17th seemed a bit colder than Saturday but we did have the same count as Saturday 1 Adult and 2 immatures. At the end of the day one of the immatures was stealing fish from the mergansers. Amazing how nature always surprises us with it's adaptability. Great opening weekend.

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