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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Description:

The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 meters (13 ft) deep, 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) wide, and one metric ton (1.1 tons) in weight! Full adult plumage is attained during it's fifth year molt. Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years.

Notes:

There were two Bald Eagles in this nest before my spotting partner spooked one away. Over a two day period we counted 220 Bald Eagles! The sheer sizes of the nests blew me away. 11:30am, Klamath Basin.

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9 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Thanks Cole :)

Nayeli
Nayeli 7 years ago

Wonderful series!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

yeah they are :) and thank you Duttagupta

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 7 years ago

Such magnificent creatures. Beautiful.

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

:))

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Simply wonderful Joshua!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Thank you Leighanimal and Lauret! :)

lauret.thierry.5
lauret.thierry.5 7 years ago

majectic bird !!

Leighannimal
Leighannimal 7 years ago

Breathtaking :)

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

Oregon, USA

Spotted on Feb 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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