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#1 glenway

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 02:43 AM

Caught this bald eagle atop a dead tree watching over the land.  Funny thing...I was heading to town to fill my wife's car with fuel, got there and discovered I had no wallet.  Headed home and saw the bird in the same tree.  Got home, got camera and sped back to where the eagle was.  Still there and got some photos and videos.

 

Finally scarred it away and it was awesome to simply watch it flying with its expansive wingspan.

 

They are rare here, but I've seen a couple here and there.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 05:41 AM

Awesome Glen, don't know how many hundred live here in the valley but always neat to watch.



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 07:04 AM

Great picture Glen. We’ve got a few here in the valley but more up north in AZ. My wife and I along with my Mom took a raft trip through the Chilkat Eagle Preserve in Alaska several years back. We saw more Bald Eagles than we could count, the highlight was watching one swoop down and snag a small salmon out of the water.

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Posted 06 April 2021 - 03:35 PM

I have seen them swoop down and take a fish carcass out of the water and fly off to the trees land and eat it. I have seen one swimming with a fish in its talons and could not get it out of the water, all the way to shore taking it into the beach to chow down.  The most I have seen is at the land fill in the winter time.  Not so fun to watch.



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Posted 06 April 2021 - 04:05 PM

​Golden eagles will team up and take Canada geese!!!


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Posted 06 April 2021 - 04:50 PM

One time I saw a group of golden eagles setting on a Iceberg and the was a smaller one that had a big bloody spot on it, my guess was a sea otter or seal had been taken.



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Posted 07 April 2021 - 05:10 AM

once saw one swoop down and try to carry off a football dog.

 dog got away but I was really rooting for the eagle! :patriot:


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Posted 07 April 2021 - 12:14 PM

Cool picture Glenway
As you said kind of rare around here but farther north and in the upper peninsula there are more skip has one as a pet
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Posted 07 April 2021 - 02:35 PM

POKEY----------He stop in the other Day to say Hi and had lunch---[one less gray squirrel around now]


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#10 glenway

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 02:25 AM

As a seven-decades birder, I am awe-struck each time I see these magnificent creatures.  Around here, they are still rare but it seems like we may have a few nesting in the area.



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 05:15 AM

they are in pert near every tree around here.  truth is I seldom even notice them anymore. pretty cool bird though


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 05:43 AM

Back in the day I saw one grab a swan about 20 ft. above the frozen lake, have a pic. of the swan on the lake after the rescue, the 2 eagles were not happy with that.



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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:13 PM

Why in the world did the swan need to be rescued?

​It is the way Nature works, the eagles are just farther up the food chain.

Now the eagles may have been harmed it the action.


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 05:12 PM

I was fueling my plane when this happened, the eagle grabbed the swan then they both tumbled to the lake but let go before they hit the ice, they were doing a stare down when I jumped on the skido and checked out the action, the eagles flew away to a cottonwood and watched, the swan fluffed its feathers and started running for liftoff, all was well, guess I used the wrong word.






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