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Bald Eagles Hunting

I was with a good friend the other day and she saw a couple of Bald Eagles flying low over the lake.  I managed to get some pictures taken.  The Eagles were no doubt hunting as there was a flock of American Coots nearby.  There are four nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the area of my community.   Although the Bald Eagles live in the area, they are not frequently seen here on our lake.  The Bald Eagles will also hunt for fish, very small animals and other smaller birds.  The Eagles “Grab and go” when hunting.  The Eagles swoop down on the prey and grab fast with the long strong talon claws.  The Eagle will carry the prey with its very thick talons.  I was very happy to see this brief visit of the Eagles on the lake in back of my home on 11/11/10 in the morning.   I do apologize for posting this so late – I have a houseguest and I just got side-tracked.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

American Coots

Comments on: "Bald Eagles Hunting" (8)

  1. Oh My Heart… One of these days, I hope to see an eagle…. I’ve seen them in pictures all of my life–but don’t think I have ever seen one in person…

    Great pictures…
    Hugs,
    Betsy

  2. Those are great shots of the eagles! They are awesome to watch. It wasn’t all that long ago when we were afraid we would lose all of them: I’m so glad to see their species has returned to health and good numbers!

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, I am also very glad that the Eagles are on the path to being back to more historically seen numbers and in much better general health. The birds are really wonderful! Have a super fine Sunday tomorrow!

  3. Great pictures, the first is amazing! Did you know that Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be the national bird instead of the bald eagle? He said it is noble. I’m glad you’re late posting, becausee I’m late commenting! Went out of town, just got back and it’s nearly midnight! Hope you even see this!!

    • Hi Ginny, Thanks! I was totally thrilled to see the Eagles that morning. No I never knew that about Ben Franklin and the turkey. Glad that never happened! Have a wonderful Sunday tomorrow.

  4. Oh, my! What beautiful photos! I’m still waiting to see one of those in our area. I know they are around here–just pretty rare. One of our neighbors saw one on our street this summer and last week two were sighted at the crane sanctuary 15 miles from us. Lucky you to have them in your nieghborhood!

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