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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

The adult Bald Eagle is mainly brown- to blackish, with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown, it will remain that way for about 5 years. Bald Eagles are not actually bald, the name is derived from the older meaning of the word, "white headed".

Habitat:

Most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting. They will migrate to find open water in their northern most territories, with many birds from Canada, flying south as needed in able to fish continually during the winter, when lakes tend to freeze over solid.

Notes:

Photos taken on the Mississippi River. These Bald Eagles, are probably from Canada or Northern Minnesota, and travel down the Mississippi to find open water to fish.

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73 Comments (1–25)

JamesCramer
JamesCramer 7 years ago

Fantastic Picture, Raptors and Birds of Prey are my absolute favorite.....

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Thank you so very much Ali Hemati Pour, Mona Pirih.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful !!! I like a lots this series !!!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Stunning !!!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Very Beautiful!!

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

A belated thank you, Reza Hashemizadeh.

Thank you EnvUnlimited, I enjoy these birds so much I travel in winter several hours round trip just to spend a day or two capturing their essence.

Spectacular !

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks for following me AshleyEbel

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks for following me DianePlatcoBrooks. If you wish to see more of my work that I simply do not always have time to post to Project Noah, you can always facebook me.

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks Anne, Lousia, and Hunter. I enjoy capturing the beauty, I see in Creation. I love nature, and I love photography. A few years ago, I finally brought the two of them together, and it has become my favorite hobby. I am thrilled I can share my passion for nature, and my photos with such a wonderful world wide group of nature lovers.

Outstanding photos!

Louisa
Louisa 7 years ago

Amazing images! I enjoyed this series very much!

Hunter Hebenstreit
Hunter Hebenstreit 7 years ago

Wow!! This is incredible!

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

Thanks Willard, Mayra, and BBPrevas for your wonderful comments

bbprevas
bbprevas 7 years ago

beautiful shots. Wish mine came out that sharp.

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 7 years ago

Wow!

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 7 years ago

amazing spotting!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks for the kind words Luis, I hope my passion for capturing the beauty I see in all of nature comes through, and I am thrilled I can share it with others who are as passionate about wildlife as I am.

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing this beautiful series Willie

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks for following me MichaelLohr

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks for following me, Katawut

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thank you Jinga, I spend a several days each winter watching and photographing eagles along the Mississippi river. It is just a hobby, but one I find highly rewarding. I am thrilled you enjoy my series, and I wish you all the best on your quest to become a nat geo photographer.

Jinga
Jinga 8 years ago

Wow!!! I love this series! Wonderful work

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks for following me, KeithRoragen

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Thanks Matias1

williefromwi
Spotted by
williefromwi

Clinton, Iowa, USA

Spotted on Feb 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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