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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bald Eagle, adult

Speaking of Bald Eagles, as we did yesterday, this morning there was an adult Bald Eagle sitting in a tree by the cove in front of our house. What a thrill for us. Bald Eagles are one of those high interest birds, that elicit oohs and ahhs from people, when you mention them. This is the third Bald Eagle to visit our pond in 2 days. As we explained, Bald Eagles visit us this time of year when the ice breaks up, even though they do not nest here.
Often, in our cove, there are otters with fish, or the otters leave fish remnants on the ice, and the Bald Eagles may try and steal a fish from the otter, or eat the bits of fish. Bald Eagles are scavengers and their main diet is fish. Sometines they eat ducks, and right now we have many ducks in our cove. The eagles can dive on a duck, until it is exhausted, then eat it. So the ducks are nervous, but not so nervous they leave.
P.S. On our morning walk we hear an Eastern Phoebe, so they have arrived!!


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,to get a picture like that.I must keep on trying.

OpposableChums said...

This guy looks like he's posing for a postage stamp.