The first week of February is Bald Eagle Day in Fountain Green. My mom and I went down for a fun weekend with Kristen, Mark, Sammie, Joe & Jake, Riley & Millie, Michelle, Colby & Annie, and Mardi, Gray & Ridge (15 of us in all). It was a lot of fun and a little bit crazy. We also visited the fish hatchery, went sledding, ate yummy food and enjoyed each other's company for two full nights of entertainment. Winter is such a fun time to go to Fountain Green because we can just relax. There's always too much work in the summer to just "hang out" the entire weekend.
The picture below is at the Fish Hatchery seeing a stuffed Bald Eagle and receiving our "Bald Eagle Day Pins".
No matter how many times we've seen the fish at the hatchery, it never gets old. The kids love watching the fish get fed and splashing in the water.
This is the first tree that we saw Bald Eagles in. If you look closely, you will see 18 total in one tree. We struck a gold mine here. The department of Wildlife Resources had set up scopes so that we could get a closer look. The kids enjoyed looking through the scopes.
Overall, we saw about 40 Bald Eagles that day. February is the best time to see Bald Eagles in Sanpete County.
Jake and Annie are trying to get a closer look. I don't know that Jake really knew how to use the binoculars, but he wanted to be like the big kids. He was so cute.
The Eagles would perch themselves right next to the road. This was an awesome experience to see them so up close and personal.
It's hard to tell, but when that Eagle spread its wings, it was wider than the van. It went right in front of Michelle's van. What an awesome sight!
Kristen just got a new camera for Christmas. She was able to get some pretty good pictures. It would have been nice to get out of the vehicle more often and set up the tripod. All of our bird pictures were from the middle seat of my vehicle as we were driving or parked alongside the road. Not bad considering the circumstances.
This Bald Eagle was in a tree just by the road.
This Bald Eagle was in a tree just above someone's house. How great it would be to just sit in the house and look at the eagles from your windows. Such magestic birds!
This is Millie all dressed up for sledding. Isn't she cute?
We found an awesome hill that gave us a great thrill without being too dangerous.
This is Mardi, Annie, Jake and Millie enjoying the wind in their faces as they flew down the hill.
Colby doing a solo ride. He was into finding the path not traveled and kept trying to go higher and higher. What an adventerous kid.
Samantha shaving her way down the mountain.
Samantha, Gray & Jake flying down the hill. I love their expressions.
Michelle and Gray enjoying their version of the two woman sled ride. Think they enjoyed it?
On their way back up. It was a great workout. Especially since we carried a lot of sleds and kids up the hill.
Riley, Joe & Ridge having some male bonding time together.
Annie taking a solo run. All the kids were so brave and just kept wanting to do it again and again.
Jake catching a ride back up the hill with whoever he could convince to take him back up.
What a great day Saturday was. These are a few of my favorite things about winter in Fountain Green.
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