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Bald Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


A bird of prey and the national bird of the United States of America. Majestic creatures that are alway a thrill to see and fascinating to watch. Adults have brown feathers and a white head and tail. They are large birds...close to 3 feet tall with a wingspan ranging from 70 - 90+ inches.


I find most of them near rivers and lockes and dams where it's easy to catch fish in the winter. They build their nests high up in the trees and I have seen some massive nests. Heard once that one of their nests weighed 1200 pounds!


Took a trip to Lock 14 along the Mississippi river in January 2011 and had the opportunity to see close to one hundred of these marvelous birds.

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Claudia Nix
Claudia Nix 9 years ago

Yes, I got the whole series of the Eagle scooping down, catching the fish and then carrying back to the tree and eating it. The fish is in 2 of the pics. In one pic the fish is under his talon and the next one he is starting to eat it.

Atul 9 years ago

i guess its caught a fish in one of the snap

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice Series!

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