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Bald eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

Large brown bird with white head, prominent yellow beak. The winds are continuous on the beach, resulting in the ruffled feathers in the picture.

Habitat:

Perched in windblown trees at the edge of the seashore. Its nest is possibly the object at the far left of the second picture.

Notes:

This is one of a pair that has nested nearby for at least a couple of years (I've spotted them there before). When I was a child we never saw eagles; they were nearly extinct here. After DDT was banned they made a comeback, and this must be one of the approximately 400 breeding pairs in Oregon today. Though more common now, it is still a specially blessed day when we see an eagle.

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3 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 months ago


Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated shebebusynow!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 months ago

A photo showing a powerful Bald eagle....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 3 months ago

Photo No. 1: is a beautiful photo....

Newport, Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.61, Long: -124.07

Spotted on Feb 9, 2018
Submitted on Mar 7, 2018

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