On Thursday, January 15 it was a beautiful day in Illinois. The sun was out and the temperature was right around freezing. It was a wonderful day to be out, so after work I traveled to Lock and Dam #14 near LaClaire, Iowa to see if I could find some eagles to photograph. My friend Bill warned me that the light would be tough to work with at that time of day, and he was right! I struggled to get any decent photos, and the eagles certainly didn’t cooperate. So, my favorite photo from the outing was a young ring-billed gull. I love the coloring!