Eagle Encounters

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North of Seattle you’ll find the fields and trees are lousy with Bald Eagles. They are a real treat in the SF Bay Area because of their relative rarity, but up north… well, they are still a treat, even in their multitude.

For this post in particular – click on any of the images to see a larger, more detailed version.

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A Bald Eagle in flight is a thing of fearsome beauty.

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At full stretch the wingspan is impressive.

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This screaming eagle shares its tree with a number of Mourning Doves.

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So I’ve heard all the talk about giant eagle nests but it is pretty cool to see one improbably perched in a tree with a tiny Bald Eagle taking a rest in it.

7 responses

  1. wow. thank you walter!

    January 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

  2. That’s a gorgeous bird.

    January 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  3. Christopher

    Hmmm…lousy with eagles?
    Compared to the startling biomass of our species, how do eagles compare, tonnage-wise?

    January 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    • I use the term affectionately. Of course we are the lousiest.

      January 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm

  4. jacquijay

    These birds are seriously beautiful … in fact, they’re lousy with beauty.

    January 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

  5. Lovely eagle pictures! I’ve been getting a lot of eagles in my skies lately, too, but I’ve yet to get close enough for a decent picture. I’m in danger of becoming an eagle stalker; I’ve been chasing them all over the place, hoping they’ll land, but they stay high in the sky, soaring serenely out of range.

    February 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  6. How wide and deep is the nest?

    February 9, 2013 at 11:27 pm

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