It was cold and gray, but that is apparently better viewing weather for eagles. When it's warm and sunny, they soar up and ride the thermal currents. A few professional photographers (with enviable cameras & lenses) were there as well as bird watchers. They told us the majority of the eagles had moved on to other sites; we were about a week or so late. We did manage to see, at a distance, about 10 eagles, mostly sitting in the trees. There are two eagles in each photo below.
Here are some close ups on the eagles.
One eagle did fly ovehead and I was able to snap a series of pictures of it. With a little computer wizardry, I was able to make this panoramic photo.
We also saw a great blue heron standing on a tree stump near the river's edge. It stood very nicely for me to take its picture.
There was a bit of snow on the ground, so we romped around with Diva Dog. We drove to a park recommended in our dog guide to let her stretch her legs (and ours) for a while. We saw some amazing trees, ferns, and other foliage.
It never ceases to amaze me how green this state is year round. I'm also frequently amazed by the natural beauty here.