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Author Topic: A rare Bald Eagle sighting today.  (Read 5455 times)
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« on: January 26, 2010, 03:04:39 PM »

About every 2-3 years I get the opportunity to see them in my area.  4 today on a deer carcass about 40 yards off the road.  Very exciting to see such an incredible bird. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2010, 05:11:22 PM »

We had a couple Blad Eagles sitting watching over a pond that was covered in Snow Geese. I think they were eating some each day. When the geese left so did the eagles.
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2010, 06:04:45 PM »

We have some Golden Eagles here in Central Georgia.
The young ones, called "KITES or Thunder Birds" are not as shy as the older ones. :)doak
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2010, 06:12:42 PM »

I've seen the bald eagle here too north of Sacramento along the Sacramento river and near Klamath falls Oregon. Their nests are huge ... Very nice to know they're here.
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« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2010, 06:16:18 PM »

i took this at the beach in northern oregon last year.  they were busy eating a dead seal but we spooked them.  this is the only one that didn't go to far.

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 08:05:36 PM »

We have them here. I can see a regular nesting pair in what is known as Lake Salvadore, a wildlife management area. Yes, their nests are huge.


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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 09:33:43 PM »

I don't mean to brag but I see Bald Eagles almost every day.  One of the Largest Bald Eagle nesting sites is just up the Skagit River from me.  A couple of years ago we had as many as 300+ pairs and over 800 birds total for the winter nesting season.  They have since expanded their area so our local eagle population is down to about 350 birds this year.
I've seen eagles take rabbits out of the green area next door and when out on a boat I've seen them snatch salmon right out of the water with their talons. 
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 01:34:50 AM »

I don't see them EVERY day, but they are common enough I see them often.  They are no longer rare.  Not using DDT seems to have made a huge difference in the population.
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 02:35:45 AM »

Millions of people have NEVER seen one.   
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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 08:44:14 AM »

This is one from last week




These where two on a deer carcass in southern Iowa. One adult bald eagle and a big juvenile in the tree I got to watch on my lunch tour and record for a good 5 minutes. Makes for a nice and peacefull day.
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 09:20:19 AM »

Millions of people have NEVER seen one.   

The first one I ever saw was about 15 yrs ago. A bunch of us were packed in my truck on the way back from a hunting trip. The eagle was flying very high paralleling the bridge we were on.

It was a sunny day with blue skies. You could clearly see the white of his head in the sun even though he soared way overhead.

He paralleled the bridge we were on for approximately 5 miles, then veered off. Was the first time any of us had ever seen one.


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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 10:36:35 AM »

I think that the spotted owl taste better then the bald eagle evil
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 11:02:31 AM »

I don't think I've gone more than two months WITHOUT seeing one for the last 25 years or so...
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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 11:07:15 AM »

Beautiful birds they are indeed.  Ahhh, what I wouldn't give for just one feather for my regalia.  Perhaps some day I will be blessed with one from one of my feathered brothers.  I will wait and pray.
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2010, 08:29:32 AM »

I don't see them EVERY day, but they are common enough I see them often.  They are no longer rare.  Not using DDT seems to have made a huge difference in the population.


When I was a kid it was exciting to spot any bird of prey they were so rare.  Now hawks of all kinds have become common.
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2010, 09:43:59 AM »


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When I was a kid it was exciting to spot any bird of prey they were so rare.  Now hawks of all kinds have become common.
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Yup and they are an absolute nightmare on my chicken population inparticular those cussed lil Cooper's Hawks. 
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2010, 09:59:29 AM »

crows were attacking whatever these big things are that i have here.  it was kind of  fun to watch.

they are pesky.  i think that's where my barn kittens go.  when they get older, the coyotes get them.
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When I was a kid it was exciting to spot any bird of prey they were so rare.  Now hawks of all kinds have become common.
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Yup and they are an absolute nightmare on my chicken population inparticular those cussed lil Cooper's Hawks. 
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Anything will eat chickens though.  Between the hawks, dogs, cats, possums, coons, coyotes, hawks and snakes it's a wonder enough make it to lay an omelet. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2010, 03:38:18 PM »

I think that the spotted owl taste better then the bald eagle evil
Sea turtle soup, with sea turtle egg drop has them both beat.
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2010, 08:47:46 AM »

I think that the spotted owl taste better then the bald eagle evil
Sea turtle soup, with sea turtle egg drop has them both beat.
I would like to give that a try grin
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