Here is one report from Aquarium naturalist John Dever: "Saturday's raptor cruise went very well highlighted by comfortable conditions and the appearance of two immature bald eagles,one chased by a cooper's hawk, several kingfishers, one osprey, several wild turkeys, crows, jays and two sandpipers. The onboared computer has a great new raptor slideshow that we made good use of with Aquarium bird expert Kevin Calhoon telling passengers about the specifics of each species. To top it all off , two mature bald eagles appeared on our return past Brown's Ferry."
October can be a great time to check out these awesome birds of prey and spectacular fall color. Here's a view of last year's scenery taken by Jerry Waddell of Video Ideas in Chattanooga:
Book your seats for fall color cruises aboard the River Gorge Explorer here: http://www.tnaqua.org/RiverGorgeExplorer/RiverGorgeExplorer.aspx