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Old 01-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Smile Bald Eagle

Just thought I would share this. Went out on the upper deck, ocean side, this morning with a coffee. We had our first light skiff of snow. Red/pink sunrise and the largest bald eagle in the cove came over my right shoulder from behind, about 10 to 12 feet away. Wingspan around 6 feet.

Eagle flared out and landed in it's spotter tree in an explosion of snow cascading down, lit by the coloured sunlight.

Power and grace.........several minutes before I could move. I then realized it is probably the great grandson of one of the first we saw when we started coming up here.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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and as always no camera in your hand....
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Wow, I can actually visualize that! That would definitely be kewl to see
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Boy Seann, you nailed it. My first thought was I wonder where my camera is......the one with the dead battery.
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Old 01-16-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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We are fortunate that there are lots of Bald Eagles here. There is one pair that I see almost everyday from my boat when I`m working, along with many Ospreys, or as the locals call them, "Fish Hawks".
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Got the ospreys here as well, same nickname, Fish Hawks. My wife has the Skipper of one of the local crab boats speed dialled into her phone.


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Hey, Crabman, we have a few of those "Osprey's" flying around West Texas as well....not the kind like you see, ours have two big rotors, make a lot of noise and says U.S. Air Force on the side.
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And as far as bald eagles, Dave, I have seen them a only couple times in my life in the Northern New Mexico mountains above 8600 ' elevation. Would love to see them up close and personal like you did. They are a sight to behold for sure.
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We have eagles on lake Coeur d'Alene every winter. The Fish Hawks are fun to watch on our river lot in the summer.
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Dan, the wind makes a cool sound as it flows over their feathers. I really need to remember there is a camera in my phone.

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