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  1. RLC323

    RLC323 Member

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    About 9 this morning my number one ace bird dog started barking up toward the cottonwood trees in my front yard.
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    This eagle was eating his breakfast and not sharing.
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    I believe he is the same young eagle that has come back here each winter for the past 3 years. He likes the tall trees to hunt the snow-covered fields.
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    Good area for him, we are about a half mile from the Illinois river. I told the Queen there are folks who spend hundreds of dollars to see eagles and never get one this close.
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  2. chuckie68

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    Absolutly Beautiful!!

    Saw one hanging around the area where my vacation home is last summer. But not nearly that close. How lucky you are.

    Chuck
     
  3. Catpower

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    Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing

    We have quite a few Golden Eagles around here, when I am bush hogging the fields they will always be around looking for rodents and they get their fill of them, one time one was going after one and he was flying right at me I thought he was going to try to fly under the tractor canopy, I was just about ready to duck and he pulled up, another reason I should have gotten a cab LOL
     
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    Love the big birds! They are a common sight around here in mid MI now,but that doesn't make them any less beautiful.Bill
     
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    White Head and tail feathers indicate an adult bird, 5 years old or more.
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

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    Those are some beautiful shots.


    Gary Bryant
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    Great birds and nice picture-- you just feel like you have received a gift every time you see one.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  8. RLC323

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    Although there is no way to be sure I believe this is the same eagle as a juvenile. This photo was taken back in January 2010 in the same trees.
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    Since then I also have upgraded my camera from a Canon with 6 megapixel to a Nikon with 16.
     
  9. ebsurveyor

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    7.5's or 8's?
     
  10. Ross

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    If memory serves me??????? their don't heads don't turn white until they are about 4 years old, beautiful birds, they used to gather just below lock & dam #13 on the Mississsippi when I lived there we would feed them small fish that we caught, just toss them in the water below the tree they were sitting in, then move away & watch them swoop down to grab 1 then back up into the tree to eat FOND memories. Ross Puls
     
  11. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Those are some awesome photos. We have lots of them here in Idaho. They are enjoyable to watch. Amazing part of nature
     
  12. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

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    The neat thing about the Golden Eagles we have is how they will come by and grab a field mouse with out even slowing down and you can see the rodent pi$4 and $hit as he hauls it away to a tree to eat it

    The Re Tailed Hawks aren't near as fast or good at it, they land on it and tear into it on the ground
     
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    They're getting to be pretty common here in SE Minnesota. We have a pair that live in a patch of woods just down the road from us. They both sat in a tree in my backyard one day, trying to decide if they could carry away our poodle.

    Kiv
     
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    Eagles may be a danger. Bill2

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=pecV8i8M2J0&list=UUvsye7V9psc-APX6wV1twLg
     
  15. emm2

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
     
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