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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


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


Per Wikipedia: 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 8 years ago

an incredible capture!

GeoGerms 8 years ago

WOW! Fantastic spot!

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 8 years ago

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 8 years ago

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

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

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Great series! Congratulations!

MacChristiansen 8 years ago

Congratulations Eric, Great series

CyndeeOgle 8 years ago

Gorgeous! Congratulations!

sarahaw1981 8 years ago

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

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Congratulations! Great series!

Hema 8 years ago

Karen, :))

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.

HeidiEaton 8 years ago

Wonderful series!!

sarahaw1981 8 years ago

Amazing series you have here, truly spectacular :-)

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Maryland, USA

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

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