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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

An majestic Bald Eagle picks up and carries out an early dinner on the Susquehanna river in late November 2012.

Habitat:

Per Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle Most of North America, including parts of Canada, all of the continental United States, and northern Mexico. The Bald Eagle prefers habitats near seacoasts, rivers, large lakes, oceans, and other large bodies of open water with an abundance of fish. Studies have shown a preference for bodies of water with a circumference greater than 11 km (7 mi), and lakes with an area greater than 10 square kilometers (4 sq mi) are optimal for breeding Bald Eagles.

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27 Comments (1–25)

Matthew Eppihimer
Matthew Eppihimer 4 years ago

At coniwingo


...And welcome to Project Noah!

Congratulations on your first spotting!

WOW!! Spectacular!! Great photographs and great spotting.
And to top it all a SOTD on your first spotting on Project Noah... I will be following ...for sure!!

Congrats Eric on the SOTD,great capture,the series is amazing,perfect photos,congrats and thanks for sharing

alina
alina 8 years ago

an incredible capture!

GeoGerms
GeoGerms 8 years ago

WOW! Fantastic spot!

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Fabulous series and capture, Eric!!!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Awesome spot! Congrats!

...And 2012 Best Willife Photo!
Thank you, cousin!

VichenteIbañeez
VichenteIbañeez 8 years ago

Awesome!
U should put it on the missions: Birds of the World, and Global Flight!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Extraordinary series Congratulations !

MarcTe
MarcTe 8 years ago

amazing picture! congrats eric, keep going i hope to see more pictures from you ;)

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Congrats on your Spotting of the Day award, and welcome to Project Noah. I look forward to seeing much more from you in the weeks, months, and years to come. Thanks for sharing. I will assume your into quality captures just like I am. May you be blessed with more as you share them with others.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Holy moly this is absolutely gorgeous. great series, shots, camera, and animal. congratulations!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

This spectacular spotting could go in the Hunters and Animal Feeding Behavior mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8463...

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Great series! Congratulations!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Congratulations Eric, Great series

CyndeeOgle
CyndeeOgle 8 years ago

Gorgeous! Congratulations!

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 8 years ago

Extra congratulations to that!!! Well done!!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Congratulations! Great series!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

Congratulations!
Karen, :))

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Eric! Your very first spotting on Project Noah has earned you spotting of the day!

The bald eagle is not really bald. "Bald" is from an old English word meaning white. Bald eagles do not attain their white head and tail feathers until their 5th year.

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HeidiEaton
HeidiEaton 8 years ago

Wonderful series!!

sarahaw1981
sarahaw1981 8 years ago

Amazing series you have here, truly spectacular :-)

EricEsterle
Spotted by
EricEsterle

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Nov 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012

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