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    three eagles in the yard this morning

    i live on a creek that feeds into a lake three miles away that has nesting eagles. this morning there were three in my yard. never realise how big they are till you are 100 feet away. amazing.

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    Yeah, bald eagles are huge! Females are bigger than the males, I believe. When my grandson was in Cub Scouts some raptor rescue outfit came to a pack meeting with various birds, including a female eagle. Got a photo somewhere of him standing next to her. BIG bird!

    Not sure, but aren't Golden Eagles even bigger?

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    A long time ago, I went on a fishing trip to Canada.
    Bald Eagles all over the place.
    When it was slow, we'd feed them from the boat.
    Wave a bait fish in the air, to get their attention.
    They would fly towards you, when they were close enough, you'd throw the fish in the air.
    Eagle would catch it and take it back to the nest.
    First time I did it was scary.
    Those things are big.

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    I have them around my house. They feed on what left of the animals I trap that I put out in the field near me. also what ever other wildlife feed on it all. When a farmer dump some dead animals in there fields it is common to see about from 20 to 40 of them feeding on what is out there. Also when I fish the back waters of the Mississippi River they are not far from where you fishing hope you will let a fish go that died and they pick it up also they raise a stink if there is noting for them.
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    Impressive birds, I always enjoy watching them.

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    I bet if you ate one they would taste like freedom!

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    Elmer Keith used to shoot every eagle he came across!

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    When I bought my house in south Jersey we watched an eagle trying to get a duck in our community lake. They lowered the boards so residents could clean around their docks so basically a small stream kept flowing. That eagle would fly down and the duck would literally duck under water and come up making a racket. Then the eagle would fly from the other side to get em. Went on for about 20 minutes. We recorded most of it. We were told not to show it to anyone as they would probably stop any construction in the area.

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    They are getting better established around here. Those nest are huge, looks like a Volkswagen in a tree. The tree that the nest is in pretty often dies. They truly have a majestic look!

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    Go to Alaska they are everywere .For years there wasn't any around western ND now that has changed I still get excited just seeing them fly around. We have golden eagles an they are bigger than bald eagles like flying Volkswagens.

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    The fish wheels on the Copper river in Alaska have many eagles. The land fill here in Florida has a bunch too.

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    My house is about 5 blocks from Buffalo Creek. There are at least a couple pairs of bald eagles within a few miles. They will glide along thermals above town...fun to watch. I've also seen one kinda close up (100 feet or so), She was flying low carrying a good sized rabbit and flew so close to the neighbors roof, she almost hit the TV antenna.
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    Hi...
    We have a good many nesting pairs here in Southcentral Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River. See them pretty regularly flying over my house... I live about 2 miles from the river as the crow (or eagle) flies.

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    I saw one this morning in front of the house flying up Court st. I think it must have been a young male, it was not as big as some I have seen. The crows in the neighbor hood went nuts and one was flying around harassing him, the crow looked mighty small in comparison. I was surprised to see it right in the middle of town here. So were the squirrels I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 375supermag View Post
    Hi...
    We have a good many nesting pairs here in Southcentral Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River. See them pretty regularly flying over my house... I live about 2 miles from the river as the crow (or eagle) flies.
    i'm in york cty, just below lake redman. we're neighbors.

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    I am 7 miles form the Minnesota River, lots of nesting pairs now that the water is cleaner(and the fish less toxic). See them flying around looking for road kill. Had one in the middle of the road on a dead raccoon and he refused to move. I pulled onto the shoulder and drove 5 feet from him. That really tells you how big they are when they can dang near look in the truck window when standing...

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    One of their characteristics is the ability to eat so much they are temporally too fat to fly. They really get loud when they think you're too close then.
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    There goes the neighborhood. I once rescued one from a nearby lake that had gotten trapped in pond weed while trying to catch a fish. After easing my 10 foot Jon-boat bow up to him, he threw a wing over the bow and climbed in. If a bird can look embarrassed, that one was it. From eight feet away they are even bigger. I tossed him a small bass and away he went.

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    Was waiting on a tv show to come on last night and had 60 minutes on (yeah, I know)
    Wouldn't have stuck around, but they had just started a story on a young lady from Oklahoma City that had gone over to Mongolia when she was still a teenager, and then went for an extended stay in her early 20's. She was learning how to hunt with the golden eagles that some of the nomadic Mongols use. Quite interesting, supposedly only about 300 adult men still working with the eagles. They hunt mainly rabbits, feeding the eagles the meat and keeping the pelts. They ARE big.

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