Seeing a bald eagle

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  1. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    Yes and thanks.

    Even when most people see them, they're generally perched or flying from place to place.

    What's really incredible is to watch them chase each other over some food one of them might have, because the aerial acrobatics they perform are awesome. They change directions so abruptly, they're hard to follow and when one of them drops their food, its not uncommon to see another snatch the food right out of the sky as it falls. Very cool!

    One of my favorite photographs is the fourth one where the two eagles are flying straight up. The one on the bottom is reaching trying to steal the fish from the one on the top who's screaming. Got extremely lucky on that one.
     
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  2. haleyrules

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    Yeah, l saw many around the fish plant in Dutch Harbor. Big and beautiful.
     
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  3. Slammed0

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    Living in Boise/the NW you get to run into a Bald Eagle from time to time. In fact, the Birds of Prey (an international non-profit organization founded in 1970 that conserves endangered raptors around the world) is located in S. Boise. My street dead ends into a field the city has grown around and at the end is a fairly tall dead tree. There are always giant hawks and such hanging out in that tree. I think they love the field there with the mice. When we got our puppy several years ago we were worried about them finding him running around the yard. haha You never know!
     
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  4. Runwildboys

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    I went through the same thing when my dog was a pup. Used to have a red tailed hawk hanging out in the trees in my back yard, so I never left him alone until he was about 6 months.
     
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  5. daboyzruleperiod

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    Oh stop that. We all know ya can't tell the difference between Eagles & Seagulls. [​IMG]
     
  6. daboyzruleperiod

    daboyzruleperiod Saved Zone Supporter

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    Truly Amazing!
     
  7. DFWJC

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    :laugh::huh::laugh:
     
  8. Denim Chicken

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  9. Trouty

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  10. Denim Chicken

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    Tell me about it. They had a GPS tracker on this one for a while, but it fell off and they lost it for a few years. Too bad to rediscover him in this condition.
     
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  11. Trouty

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    That piece of filth wasn't caught, either.

    I would have put 20 pieces of buckshot into him if I was out there and saw that. I value a beautiful, majestic American bird over that turd.
     
  12. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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  13. Denim Chicken

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    It is as a symbol hence the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act
     
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  14. Silver Surfer

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    True in one sense, and false in others. Yet, what's the point of killing one?
     
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  15. jrumann59

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    about the only good thing about living in Maryland is the fact I can see the bird that symbolizes our country about 10 times a year.
     
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  16. 65fastback2plus2

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    Oh I agree there was no sense for sure. But I mean, Ben Franklin wanted the turkey as the national bird. Can you imagine? Shew.

    Just a bird. Still a shame to kill one needlessly though.
     
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  17. cml750

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    Over the last decade or so we have had a few Bald Eagles here in Southeast Texas. There were at least two near our camp on Toledo Bend reservoir for which we were able to track down their nest and one here in the Golden Triangle area that I have heard about. Unfortunately one of the ones on Toledo Bend built its nest in a dead tree that eventually the top fell out of it.
     
  18. haleyrules

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    Same thing...one has a white head and the other has a white body....
     
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  19. Melonfeud

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    I've been out in the woods hunting and a huge great horned owl swooped in overhead and tried to bomb the crouch/ fork of a giant white oak tree about 20'+ above ground with the hind legs and tail of a fox squirrel (stashing it for later) well it didn't stick and fell/ rolled down almost at my feet,,,LOL!
    Back in 98 or 99 there were reports on the local news(Tucson) of a pair of bald eagle sightings, about two weeks later I look up in the sky one morning unlocking my truck to head in to work and one of them was circling right overhead, it was pretty cool,later on it was reported they'd both been electrocuted building a nest I believe
     
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  20. Denim Chicken

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