The Idaho forum has been so dead lately, I thought I would post a quick update on the bald eagles at Lake Coeur d'Alene. I drove up for the day yesterday. The eagle count is down this year as apparently the kokanee salmon, on which they feed, have rebounded in Lake Pend Orielle so many have stayed up there. Still we managed to see 5-6 dozen eagles in trees in the Wolf Lodge Bay area. I love them when there are 4 or 5 stacked up in a snag! There were guys from the BLM and local birding groups out yesterday with several spotting scopes that you could look thru, but we could easily pick them out with our not-very-powerful binoculars. We spend quite a bit of time watching them soar out of the trees and fish for lunch. The weather was not too bad...mid 30's so it was comfortable standing around bird watching!
Collie, you need to drive over and check them out!