Osage National Golf Resort, the Willmore Lodge, Bagnell Dam
Bait Shop and Tom Sawyer Cruises to Host Live Eagle Viewings
This past weekend, Jan. 9th and 10th, you would have found me with my binoculars out at the 10th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Eagle Days. From 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, and again on Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM hundreds of visitors braved the cold at Lake Ozarks in a celebration of wild eagles.
At the Osage National Golf Resort there were be hourly eagle programs by the World Bird Sanctuary, as well as vendor booths, eagle viewing and eagle nest activities.
Closer to the dam area there was eagle viewing at Bagnell Dam Bait Shop and at the Bagnell Dam Access.
On down the road a bit, at Willmore Lodge were craft and vendor booths in addition to wild eagle viewing.
I've been trying to go to this event for the past 4 years, and something (work, generally) has come up to prevent it. I was delighted to have made it this time. Seeing several eagles nesting in trees together was definitely worth the cold toes!
(A version of this article originally appeared at www.PostcardsFromTheLake.com )