A week in the American Mid-West, chasing Bald Eagles on the Upper Mississippi.
Formerly a wood refueling station for the classic Mississippi steamboats of the 19th century, Read’s Landing is now home to one of the best concentrations of Bald Eagles in the Mid-West, due to its mile expanse of open water.
Most of the Eagles have come down from Canada to winter in prime fishing territory.
Eagles face stiff competition for winter fishing from humans on the Upper Mississippi. Here an annual fishing derby takes place on a backwater channel of the great river near the historic town of Old Frontenac.
Lake Pepin, Frontenac, River St. Croix, Beauharnois, St. Antoine??? Sounds like shooting in Quebec, n’est-ce pas!! My good friend Jerome will no doubt be pleased that all this territory was first mapped and explored by the French in the 17th century as explained in this historical marker.