If you want to see Bald Eagles in the west-central part of Arkansas, I suggest that you take a trip to the Paris City Lake just south of Paris, Arkansas. Over 20 Eagles have been observed at the lake. A good friend, Ricky Hobbs contacted me and gave me heads up on the action he was capturing on his camera. I made the short trip and met up with Ricky and his wife Kay and they were right about the action. At times there were so much going on it was difficult to keep up with it all. The Eagles would catch fish out of the lake and then the other Eagles would try to take the fish away. I had my 500mm lens but could have done just as good with my 400mm lens.
This lake has a fishing pier that you can photograph or watch the Eagles from. I was also advised that a trail is located on the north side of the lake and that you can view the Eagles from it. A fisherman did put in a boat while I was photographing the Eagles and this didn’t seem to bother them at all.