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young bald eagle just a few touches of brown left in it's white tail and head Bald Eagle,Geotagged,Haliaeetus leucocephalus,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

young bald eagle

just a few touches of brown left in it's white tail and head

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  1. What a beautifully clear and vivid shot, and surely a patriotic moment :) Posted 10 months ago
    1. I don't know - one of our most famous founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, didn't like the eagle, thought it to be a lazy carrion bird that stole the prey of others. He preferred turkeys instead ;) - thought they were courageous. Personally I just feel lucky to be able to see them so freely these days. DDT was banned the year I was born - there were probably less than 800 breeding pairs left in the entire lower 48 states of the US and they were a rare sight. Even when I moved out here to the PNW in the mid 1990's an eagle sighting was enough to almost stop freeway traffic... to stand a chance of really seeing them you'd have to go out to a river with a fall salmon run and hope it was a good day. Fast forward just 25 years and we have nesting eagles around the city and it's not uncommon to see them hunting and hear them calling during the time they are nesting and feeding their young. Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
      1. Wonderful to read about such a strong recovery, thanks for sharing! Posted 10 months ago
        1. It really is a success story. There are now more than 300,000 bald eagles in the lower 48 and they are no longer considered to be endangered. Posted 10 months ago
          1. 300K...wow, was not expecting that at all. A really good sign as it must mean they can sustain themselves on other wildlife. Posted 10 months ago

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The Bald Eagle is a bird of prey found in North America. It is the national bird of the United States of America and appears on its Seal. This sea eagle has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle. Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
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Uploaded May 15, 2022. Captured May 13, 2022 15:08 in FC68+4Q South Cheney, WA, USA.
  • X-E2
  • f/13.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400
  • 560mm