EAST END, OH (FOX19) - An East End woman captured some amazing photos of a bald eagle flying over the Ohio River on Wednesday morning.
Priscilla Bardonaro and her husband live along the Ohio River next to Lebond Park. Bardonaro spotted the bald eagle and snapped the pictures from her deck.
A symbol of the United States, the bald eagle is beautiful and inspiring.
Dan Striley, a bird expert at the Cincinnati Museum Center, tells FOX19 that eagles often live along tributary streams to the Ohio River. Because these streams are icing over, eagles are having trouble finding fish.
Striley says another source of food for bald eagles is ducks. With less open water on local streams, ducks often move to the Ohio River. Even though there is ice on the Ohio there is plenty of open water for the ducks to land and bide their time.
Eagles will often fly low over the river, like in the photographs by Priscilla Bardonaro, and be hard to see because they are camouflaged against the bare trees, sky and snow. This makes it easier for them to approach and catch ducks lounging on the river