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Old 06-26-2010, 11:56 AM   #11
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Beautiful!! They are so majestic!
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #12
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So tell me.......... HOW in the world did he fit through the hole of that nest box to get out!
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:25 PM   #13
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We have bald eagles in southern Wisconsin, often seen near Lake Wisconsin and Sauk City. There is open water all winter, at the outfall of a hydroelectric dam on the Wisconsin River, near Sauk City. The eagles like to catch fish in that location. Sometimes they fly on over to Madison, but to my knowledge they do not nest here. I suspect they are looking for fish or maybe rabbits, of which we have many. Its nice to hear that they are moving back into NE Pennsylvania.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:55 PM   #14
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It definitely does sound like you saw your first bald eagle! Congrats! I would not be surprised if you had a nesting pair nearby. Definitely keep going back to the same place and take note of the time. Birds tend to be creatures of habit!

I remember my first eagle sighting. What an amazing feeling of awe and amazement! I know people who live in Alaska and parts of Canada see them on a daily basis, but those of us down here still get excited by seeing them!
Yes, I am excited by it--had I seen its head I would have been instantly in awe, but it took me a while to realize what I was seeing. I'm still thrilled. I never expected to see one around here.

I did go back this morning, I'm almost sure approximately the same time of day--I'm a creature of habit, too. Nothing. I'll keep trying.

...I have to add, I had a strange feeling of deja vu, when I finished typing my first paragraph. I almost feel like I dreamt about this a long time ago. I don't put a lot of stock into deja vu, I read once that it was a 'mental hiccup' something stored immediately into your long term memory and not short term, but it is an odd feeling.
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Old 06-26-2010, 08:58 PM   #15
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Here's a juvie Bald Eagle, shortly after it fledged!

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Cool picture. Thank you. Is it one of yours (your photograph, not your eagle)?
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:00 PM   #16
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. Its nice to hear that they are moving back into NE Pennsylvania.

Thanks, it is nice to know! How lucky you are to see them (I'm guessing) more frequently.
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:28 PM   #17
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Cool picture. Thank you. Is it one of yours (your photograph, not your eagle)?
Yes, I took the photo last spring. This eagle fledgling was heading for the closest water to the nest where he had hatched at Iroquois NWR.

This year that nest was blown out of the tree by the high winds of a bad storm during nesting season. Many eagle and osprey nests were lost.
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Yes, I took the photo last spring. This eagle fledgling was heading for the closest water to the nest where he had hatched at Iroquois NWR.

This year that nest was blown out of the tree by the high winds of a bad storm during nesting season. Many eagle and osprey nests were lost.
You must've had some great experiences--you have such a wide variety of subjects.

Aww...that is so sad to hear, I guess not all of the experiences were great.
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