This was our first bald eagle when we started to look for them last year soon after we arrived in St. Louis. Near Columbia Bottom we walked way out, half way across the river bed on sand flats because the Mississippi was so low, when we spotted this bird just taking it easy.
We felt very fortunate to be able to watch this one for over a half an hour. Ed writes about bald eagles on his blog, St. Louis Sojourn, today.
Many villages and towns have Eagle Days during January: great fun on a chilly winter day.
I've become interested in tiles, terra cotta, brick pattern design and other ornamentation on the brick buildings of St. Louis and have a second blog as of August 09 called St. Louis Mosaic at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new here, you will find some tile pictures and other ornamentation from the past month, the origins of this interest.
If you are only looking for ornamentation, you might as well just go on over to St. Louis Mosaic, where I am adding new stuff all the time and bringing over copies of everything that's here as well.