Eagle Watch at Wolf Lodge Bay

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When I moved to Washington this past summer, I did some research on things to do/places to go while we were stationed here, and one thing that came up was “Eagle Week” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (about a half hour from where we are). There’s a lake in Coeur d’Alene called Wolf Lodge Bay, and apparently it is packed with a type of fish that Eagles love, and when they migrate south for the winter, they stop at Wolf Lodge Bay for a bit to rest and eat. They begin migrating south from Canada in mid-November and are gone by mid-January, and their peak week (called “Eagle Week”) is the days between Christmas and New Years, so today my husband and I went. At last count, there were almost 200 Eagles (both adult and juvenile) in the area this week, but I was happy to even see just one! We saw about 15 total over the course of the day, and I’m sure if we had stuck around longer we would have seen more! Just before we left, an eagle swooped down towards the water, grabbed a fish and took off– all the photographers around me were cheering and screaming because it’s a shot some people wait their entire life to get.

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