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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


Dead trees along Lake Potter, which is a "lake" fed by the Mississippi River.


There were around 60 or 70 eagles around Lake Potter this past weekend. The shiner fish approach the surface for some reason during this time of year. The hundreds of gulls pick off the small ones, while the eagles catch the larger ones.

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beaker98 6 years ago

Thanks James, and yes, they are amazing. What's more amazing is that I saw my first one when I was 17 and that was a very rare sighting. They have rebounded so well that I see hundreds now every year. Wildlife conservation really works!

JamesPriest2 6 years ago

Must be magnificent to see these beautiful birds. Excellent photos

beaker98 6 years ago

Thank you very much Nayeli!

Nayeli 6 years ago

Great capture!

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Rock Island, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Mar 6, 2016
Submitted on Mar 9, 2016

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