Light Colored Bald Eagle

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It’s an area beloved by photographers for all the Tundra Swans and Bald Eagles that hang out in the area and the surrounding habitat makes for a beautiful backdrop. I was assigned BJ Matzen and he won me over when we nonchalantly leaned over and asked, “You have any interest in seeing a dilute plumage Bald Eagle?” ” I think the only answer to that question can be, “Why yes, yes I am interested in seeing a dilute plumaged eagle.”

The Eagle’s Rebirth. Yep. Seriously.

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Here is the text, taken verbatim: The eagle has the longest lifespan among birds. But to reach this age, the eagle must make a hard decision. Then the eagle is left with only two options: die, or go through a painful process of change which lasts 150 days. The process requires that the eagle fly to a mountaintop and sit on its nest. There the eagle knocks its beak against a rock until it plucks it out. Just being an eagle is miraculous enough.

The Eagle Has Landed

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There’s a guy in Ossining and he swears he has two baby eagles in his back yard. I told him they’re probably not eagles, but he says they’re definitely eagles. As it turns out, summer camp was going full force, so no one could leave and pick up the ham and fruit-eating baby eagles. Paul led me across the yard to the edge of the woods and pointed to the baby eagle, pictured at left. Bald Eagles weigh 8 to 10 pounds, Cooper’s Hawks weigh 8 to 14 ounces.

The Problem with Eagles

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Genevieve is awesome, but she is not a birder, and she guesses that the bird on her screen might be a young Golden Eagle. And that confusion, as often as not, results in someone calling something an eagle when it is not an eagle. People have heard of eagles. in the US, they even know species names: definitely Bald Eagle and probably Golden Eagle too because Golden Eagle is not that hard. Hence, people are all the time telling me they saw eagles.

Crested Serpent-eagle

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The serpent-eagles of the genus Spilornis are an Asian group, not to be confused with two different genera found in Africa or, for that matter, the snake-eagles, a mostly African but also European and Asian genus (simple, right?). The Spilornis serpent-eagles are represented by a number of insular species and one widespread mainland species, the Crested Serpent-eagle. Birds birds of prey Borneo eagles

Year of the Eagle

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Year of the Eagle is his third book. You can click here for more information about Year of the Eagle. After three years of observation at a Bald Eagle nest in Washington state, I believe that young birds do, in fact, learn to fly — and they appear to learn much the same way we do. My work focused on a consistently productive bald eagle nest in Kirkland, Wash., The Bald Eagles were full of surprises – one of the main reasons this project took three years.

Northern Arapahoes Given Right to Kill Eagles for Religious Purposes

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A federal government decision to allow a Wyoming tribe to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony is a victory for American Indian sovereignty as well as for long-suppressed religious freedoms, the tribe says. Fish and Wildlife Service granted a permit March 9 to the Northern Arapaho Tribe allowing it either to kill or capture and release two bald eagles this year. bald eagle us fish and wildlife religion native americans hunting us tribesFrom the Seattle PI.

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The German Eagles

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Regardless of what may have been my motivation, all eagles are exceptionally amazing birds that will scarcely ever fail to impress lucky birders. So here they are, the German eagles… Osprey. Many may find the inclusion of the Osprey into a post on German eagles odd, but the German name of the Osprey translates to “Fish Eagle”, and German birders would find it self-evident to include the species here. White-tailed Eagle. Go Eagles!!

Starlings and Eagles

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The aim of the game was to band raptors, and specifically to band Golden Eagles. To gather vital information that could make the difference between a thriving Golden Eagle population and a declining one. A single Northern Goshawk , a single Merlin , a handful of Sharp-shinned Hawks , and a slow but steady train of Red-tailed Hawks and Golden Eagles that never came close enough the our position to even take note of the fluttering birds. Birds banding Golden Eagle starlings

Crested Serpent Eagle

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But this post will feature a Crested Serpent Eagle which presented itself irresistibly on a perch beside the road. As you might surmise from the name, it is a snake-eating eagle with a crest. Birding Birds Crested Serpent Eagle FRIM Kuala Lumpur MalaysiaTo the north of Kuala Lumpur, is a section of forest, easily accessible from the city.

Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

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The Philippine Eagle has a kind face. I couldn’t help thinking this–me, the anthropomorphism hater– as I watched a pair of Philippine Eagles tend their nest, raise a chick, and tear monkeys apart in Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth , a well-crafted, beautifully filmed documentary with a mission. Bird of Prey (not to be confused with the upcoming comic book film Birds of Prey ) tells the story of the Philippine Eagle in layers of time and place.

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Record-breaking eagles? nests, coastal Georgia, and a wicked sunburn

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It was my hope to catch a glimpse of a bald eagle’s nest since the Southeastern recovery plan had a goal of counting 20 that year across the whole state of Georgia. Most impressively Chatham County had 27 eagle nests this year – the highest eagle residence county in the state! Bald Eagle. There were Atlantic bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the water, and eagles perching in the pines! Featured image – Bald Eagle.

Bald Eagles of Boundary Bay

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A large concentration of eagles makes for spectacular viewing and I wanted to share my excitement with you after a morning at Boundary Bay to the south of Vancouver in BC. It was an early start and the Bald Eagles were evident before I even alighted from the bus at 96 th St. onto the shore of Boundary Bay to be greeted by screeching from five eagles squabbling over a scrap of teal. Dozens more eagles were roosting way out on the bay by the low tide line.

Lightning Storms and Eagles

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It was the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, calling to report a Bald Eagle standing “crumpled” in remote area near Wausau, Wisconsin. A waste truck driver had found the eagle, but was unable to stay with her until we could arrive. This eagle is not long for this world.”. We are off to rescue a Bald Eagle, kiddo!” The eagle was so hypothermic I was reluctant to put her in a transport box. I was sure my eagle was a goner.”

Even Eagles Aren’t Immune …

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These “allegedly artsy” Golden Eagles courtesy of Corey. Fish and Wildlife Service caps at five the number of Golden Eagles that members of the Hopi tribe can collect from neighboring Navajo lands. The Navajo also use eagle feathers as part of rituals, but don’t believe in killing the birds. The ruling is important because as recently as three years ago, several Hopi were prosecuted for illegally killing eagles. News eagles

Eagle Snatches Crocodile

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What else can explain the thrilling delight elicited by the story of an African Fish Eagle taking a juvenile Nile Crocodile ? Asides eaglesBeing a birder, in my experience, sometimes means rooting for the avian aggressor in improbable predator-prey interactions. Take a look at the photo and see how you feel!

Open Season on Bald Eagles

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Bald Eagle image is by Francois Portmann and is used with permission You know, I’ve been thinking about this whole dustup over hunting cranes in Tennessee and now Kentucky. And while we’re at it, I think it’s time to open a limited season on Bald Eagles. We’ve always hunted Bald Eagles. Bald Eagles were nearly exterminated from the Lower 48 by the mid 1970’s. There was a lot of hunting for Bald Eagles—it is traditionally a game species.

Debbie Souza-Pappas: Our Trapped Golden Eagle

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After we took possession of an injured and weakened Golden Eagle from the vast desert area of eastern Utah, it became clear that the compound fracture of the tibiotarsus was the result of a steel-jaw trap. It seemed whoever set the trap had ‘released’ the injured eagle upon finding him, as the bird could not have freed himself without the loss of the entire foot. The challenge during these past 5 weeks since the initial surgery has been keeping this eagle still.

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Come@Me: Bald Eagles Are Tools

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I remember my first Bald Eagle so vividly. I dragged the guy I had just started seeing (reader, I married him) on a frosty February morning to an eagle walk at Croton Point Park (Croton-on-Hudson, NY). We pulled into the parking lot, got out of the car, and before I’d even had a chance to pull my binoculars out of my backpack, an adult eagle soared right over our heads. But before it could go down the hatch, a Bald Eagle swooped in and snatched it.

Eagle Deaths by Wind Turbines Increasing, Study Finds

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Wind turbines at Altamont Pass in Northern California (a known eagle-fatality site not included in the study); image by Bonita de Boer/Flickr/Creative Commons License. . A recent study has documented a rise in the number of turbine-related eagle deaths in the United States. . Data from the wind-power companies notes the deaths at least 85 Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles since 1997, with at least 67 of those deaths occurring with in the past five years.

Wolves & Eagles No Longer Endangered in Michigan?

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Michigan's removal of the bald eagle and gray wolf from the list will be the most significant change in species protection the state has seen in years. Tags: bald eagle Gray Wolf us endangered species That's what Michigan's State Department of Natural Resources says.

Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest: A Photographic Journey through the American Bald Eagle Nesting Season

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The Bald Eagle is not just an American symbol, it is also a quintessentially American story. Nearly wiped out by human heedlessness, development, and pesticide use, under the protection of the Endangered Species Act this handsome fish eagle has made a stunning comeback, rebounding in numbers and recolonizing areas where many thought they were gone forever. Koppie, captures a key component of the eagles’ success — their capacity to make more eagles.

The Belgrade Amazon Campaign or the House of the Eagle

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Despite mostly guiding them, I still somehow managed to see a European Badger sitting and watching me back for several seconds, before it slipped into bushes and quite a few White-tailed Eagles , e.g. four in just one morning. That is hardly a surprise: this area holds 3 to 4 breeding pairs of White-tailed Eagles, which represents the biggest density per square mile anywhere in the country! And how about Black Storks, otters and eagles?

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Morning Coffee with Eastern Imperial Eagle

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Actually, I am not waiting for them, but for the Eastern Imperial Eagle to come here to hunt Susliks – an eagle from one of the last two remaining nests in Serbia. Alas, there is no eagle to be seen either. Not an eagle in sight. Blackcap , European Stonechat … no eagles. A few are on sentry duty, standing on their hind legs and watching for eagles. On some earlier occasion I observed an Imperial Eagle hunting. Birds eagles Europe Mammals Serbia

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Two Bald Eagles Survive Crash Landing

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Well, that brings a new meaning to the phrase “ the eagle has landed.” ” In the case of two Bald Eagles at the Duluth International Airport in Minnesota, the landing was of the not-so-smooth variety. During transport to a rehab center, one eagle made a quick escape. Birds News Bald Eagles The birds had locked their talons during a mid-air battle and plummeted to the tarmac together.

Of Eagle Abduction

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When I emerged from my bedroom I learned what you, no doubt, as a regular reader have already deduced – it was the now-infamous “Eagle Steals a Baby” hoax video. I was pretty sure it was fake from the get-go, because who brings their baby to a golf course in Montreal to bait eagles? Everyone knows you bait eagles with babies in Alpine meadows, DUH. Birds danger eagles

Bald Eagle Catching and Eating a Blue-winged Teal

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Back in January, when I was enjoying my attendance at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival down in Florida, I had an enchanting encounter with our national bird , the Bald Eagle. Such was the case with the Bald Eagle that I spotted. Considering that Bald Eagles are known for their scavenging I thought that I would soon see it grab a dead fish or something and then land back on the stub where it would eat it.

Unethical Photographers Bait Critically Endangered Eagles

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Recently, a group of nature photographers were spotted using live fish to bait a family of Grey-headed Fish Eagles in Singapore, where the species is listed as Critically Endangered, with only about 12-18 breeding individuals left in the wild. A Grey-headed Fish Eagle photographed ethically. First, the fish had to be alive and struggling otherwise the fish eagles would ignore it. 10,000 Birds readers love terrific bird photography but hate bird abuse.

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The Eagle Huntress–A Film Review

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She is The Eagle Huntress , the young Kazakh star of this captivating film, and her joy comes from a life integrally connected to nature. The Eagle Huntress is a documentary about Aisholpan, her path to becoming an eagle hunter, a cultural heritage usually taken on by males, the family that supports her, and the Mongolian Kazakh community that seeks to continue the ancient tradition with its Golden Eagle Festival. They’re stealing the eagle? The Eagle Huntress.

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Nesting Eagle Killed in Portugal, Another Brilliant Move

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Portuguese environmental groups - including SOS Lynx, A Nossa Terra and Almargem - have denounced the deliberate shooting of the country's only nesting male Iberian Imperial Eagle. Tags: Stupid eagle portugal fox hunting I come from a Portuguese family and I have no problem dumping on the Portuguese. This makes me angry. It has nothing to do with poverty, just stupidity. March 2009.

White-bellied Sea-Eagle having lunch

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On a recent visit to the Poo Ponds we came across a White-bellied Sea-Eagle enjoying lunch. These eagles are generally seen soaring along the coastline looking for food or nesting inland at the ephemeral lakes. It is not an easy task trying to photograph a White-bellied Sea-Eagle as it soars along the coast, so when you discover one sat in a tree enjoying lunch it enables you to focus on everything that is magnificent about this bird of prey. Birding Australia Broome eagle

Harpy Eagles at Gareno Lodge

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Gareno Lodge made its claim to fame when they had a Harpy Eagle nest near their lodge. The most amazing show lasted almost two years while the eagle parents prepared their new born for his first flight. I have visited Gareno in search of the mythical bird but failed to see it until my last visit where miraculously saw two eagles perched on a tree very far away. Here is one of the shots I managed to get: Harpy Eagle … a.

A Leucistic Bald Eagle Makes Its Appearance at the Winter Wings Festival

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Many people go to the Winter Wings Festival to see Bald Eagles, and there are plenty of them to observe. According to one of the residents in the area, this leucistic Bald Eagle has been spending a few months in the Klamath Falls area for the past four winters! Birds Bald Eagles eagles leucism Winter Wings Festival The Winter Wings Festival in Klamath Falls Oregon was awesome!

Kangaroo Versus Eagles

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Something you don’t see every day – a kangaroo in Mokota Conservation Park in South Australia being attacked by three Wedge-tailed Eagles and fighting back. Asides

Fake Eagle in Fake Video

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Thanks to a slow news day, millions of people have already heard of the video of a Golden Eagle grabbing a child in Canada. Consider some expert testimony: Greg Laden offers up many excellent reasons why the video may or may not be plausible and Kenn Kaufman assures us that the bird isn’t even a Golden Eagle. Obviously, if you’re reading about it here, you know a bit more about birds than the average aficionado of internet hoaxes.

Vick Signs with the Philadelphia Eagles

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I used to like this team. I'll never root for them again. I guess someone did want a dog killer on their team.

A close encounter with a Wedge-tailed Eagle

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On Wednesday this week we had a very close encounter with a Wedge-tailed Eagle on the edge of the road. The Wedge-tailed Eagle only had a meal on its mind and I only had photographs and the health and welfare of a lizard on my mind. Wedge-tailed Eagle vs Blue-tongued Lizard Wedge-tailed Eagle through the windscreen glass I took a few more photos fast and then we slowly opened the car door to try and save the lizard. Birding Australia Broome eagles

Turtle Bay’s Nesting Bald Eagles Patriot and Liberty

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Since 2006 a pair of Bald Eagles ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus ) nesting at Turtle Bay in Redding California have successfully raised a dozen eaglets! The past three years the eagle pair dubbed Patriot (the male) and Liberty (the female) have been watched by thousands on an EagleCam installed by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Birds Bald Eagles California Patriot and Liberty Turtle Bay

Golden vs. Bald: Which Eagle is the Baddest?

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A thoughtful reader just pointed me towards one of the coolest posts I’ve seen in a long time, one which asks and then answers the question regarding whether the Golden Eagle or the Bald Eagle is the fiercest predator. Asides eaglesThe brutality here is mind-boggling! Sure, this post has been around for a while, but I had no idea… a.

New U.S. Rule Extends Length of Eagle-Death Permits for Wind Farms

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As mentioned earlier in these pages , wind farms and eagles don’t always go well together—the birds, which often scan the ground for prey instead of looking straight ahead while they’re flying, thus don’t see wind turbines until it’s too late. (It’s It’s not just eagles, either; other bird and bat species also fall victim to the turbines.) News Bald Eagle Golden Eagle wind farms Wind turbines

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Eagle, Owl, Shorebird, or Parrot?

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Robert Mortensen just put together a matrix of Birder Personality Profiles. Think you fall into any of these types? Asides

New Zealand’s Other Eagle

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And eagles. New Zealand had eagles. Once upon a time there was a much larger forest harrier, Forbes’ Harrier , and the all-time ultimate bird-of-prey, the Haast’s Eagle. This massive eagle, with a wingspan on up to 2.6 metres, was the largest eagle to grace the world, alive or dead. There was, for a time, another eagle, but you don’t hear much about it. So why have you never heard of New Zealand’s other eagle?

Saving a White-bellied Sea Eagle

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Though it is a butterfly blog Butterflies of Singapore had a recent post about rescuing a White-bellied Sea Eagle that is worth a look. Check it out! Asides