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                   Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 10:58PM CST

Bald eagles; Tess the cocker spaniel

By DAN ROBINSON
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My parents made the trip from Pennsylvania to visit in St. Louis this past weekend. The must-see this time of year is of course the bald eagles up in the Alton/Grafton area. While we didn't see the large numbers that I've experienced before, we still had a few good sightings. This one was at Grafton near Brussels Ferry:

Hawk at Pere Marquette State Park:

Tess (cocker spaniel, 10 years) tagged along and was good company as usual. Here she's doing her signature head tilt at the Arch (click for full screen):

Relaxing at home (click for full screen):

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The following comments were posted before this site switched to a new comment system on August 27, 2016:

Nice !!! What lens where you using Dan on the Eagle ?
- Posted by Mick from UK
Thanks Mick! I used my 70-300 Canon for that. It's a cheap lens but does OK.
- Posted by Dan R. from New Baden, IL
The eagles around Alton was a favorite of mine, as well as the fall colors at Pere Marquette...another great spot for fall pics was Garden of the Gods, down in S. IL......
- Posted by Tara

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