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Old 04-01-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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bald eagle Molting Eagle

When an Eagle looses a flight feather on its right wing, another flight feather will be lost on its left.
This ensures balance so it does not become flightless during the moulting process.
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An eagle lands upon a sunken log.
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Notice the out of place flight feather in its wing.
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Refreshing water.
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The opposite feather is starting to drop as well.
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Another view from the front.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:22 PM   #3
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4 minutes later....
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There she goes!
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All of these shots were taken at such a great distance (Thus the blur) It appeared to be eating a fish!
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I zoomed in for a closer view to see if I could tell what kind of fish he was eating upon.
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After using the camera like a binoculars I could finally tell it was NOT a fish, but a feather he was toying with.

As you can see, the more I zoomed the less the quality the photo has but I continued taking shots to view later on at home just to see what he was up to. He was just too far away to take decent photos but It was still an interesting to witness.
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He broke for a bit of a scratch
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Picked the feather back up and continued to play with it for quite some time after.
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Makes one wonder...WHY?
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Makes one wonder...WHY?
He probably saw you spying on him with camera and binoculars and decided to toy with you for a bit!
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