This past weekend D and J noticed several big, frozen carp carcasses on the ice, near the juncture of our creek and the river, surrounded by coyote tracks. They also glimpsed two Bald Eagles and an immature eagle (without the white, head feathers ) hovering about. Our theory is that the eagles catch the large fish, and flip them on the ice for a winters' picnic. When I walked down yesterday, I spied about six magnificent eagles of both types (young and old) soaring overhead when I disturbed their feast. Couldn't capture all of them in one frame, or the wonder and excitement. I think this photo shows the mottled markings of an immature eagle.
These photos posted below show wing marks on the ice and sites of the winter feast.