The Leucestic Eagle looks like a snowy Owl from a distance, but with binoculars you can see the eagle's white head and snowy tail feathers. The wings and body are speckled with charcoal. The anomaly is rare said Karen Rowe, a wildlife biologist with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. "Years ago we had a report of an albino eagle in Northwest Arkansas, but the photos were unclear."
A total of 134 eagles were counted on Beaver Lake, down from last years 200. Rangers do the survey in mid January each year as part of the national eagle census. Bald Eagles are no longer on the endangered list, counting will assure that we can stay on top of any drop in numbers.
Good places to see them on Beaver Lake are Van Winkle Hollow cove near Rocky Branch and Indian Creek cove near Lost Bridge...all just up the lake from GrannyMountain!
How great is that?!!!