Bald eagle sighting

Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: jpd989 On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:56 pm

This morning I seen for the first time in my life, a bald eagle. He was perched at the top of a tree looking around. Of all the times to not have a camera or a cell phone with one. I was traveling on Rt 247 in Jefferson Township. North east Pa.
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:07 pm

They are beautiful birds, their pretty common place around here but I still enjoy watching them. Just think there was serious talk of making the turkey the national bird. Glad they got something right.
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: jpd989 On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:47 pm

I had to stop and look, I was amazed to see this beautiful creature. Then i was upset for not having a way to get its picture. I will be taking the camera with me now. I travel this road daily. Hope to see it again.
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:07 pm

Lots of them along the river up past Tunkhannock. We used to take 8 day canoe trip from Owego, NY juts over the border to Meshoppen. Up above Towanda there was area we'd see a lot of them.
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:34 pm

Thought I saw an old buzzard near the farm today but on looking closer it was the mother-in-law.
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:46 pm

:lol: :shock: :lol: we've aquired a bunch of Turkey Vultures over the past couple yrs--we also have seems to be,one Golden Eagle family that comes here in the spring--freshens up the old nest,has her brood & then leaves in the fall--pretty amazing to watch them work with the fledgelings--or whatever them babies are called :)
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:21 pm

A few years ago, I saw an Eagle grab a big trout from the river and fly off with it struggling in it's talons. That was a serious overdose of nature vision I'll tell you. :)
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:27 pm

Me and the GF were out in a canoe. must have been perched in tree right along the shore from the picture above in the header. It took off and swear it was less than 30 feet away.... She is camera nit and took the picture above,no camera for the eagle though. She was pissed the whole night. :P
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:52 pm

coaledsweat wrote:A few years ago, I saw an Eagle grab a big trout from the river and fly off with it struggling in it's talons. That was a serious overdose of nature vision I'll tell you. :)


Three weeks ago, I was headed back to the mainland in my work skiff. As I approached the dock, a Bald Eagle swooped down and grabbed a fish out of the water. 8-) This was about 50yds. from the boat. After I tied up the boat, several dead bait fish were floating by the dock. A lobster boat had just pulled in the the dock 100 yds away and had dumped some old bait in the water. The Bald Eagel did not have to work very hard to get this fish.... I have had my camara with me every day but no luck so far....

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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: Cap On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:09 pm

coaledsweat wrote:A few years ago, I saw an Eagle grab a big trout from the river and fly off with it struggling in it's talons. That was a serious overdose of nature vision I'll tell you. :)


I saw giant birds with large fish in their claws a handful of times when I was in Canada this past summer. It was really neat to see.

And I just saw a bald eagle two weeks ago in Berks Co flying above the farms.
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:36 pm

We've got quite a few on Quabbin Reservoir. Hard to see unless you either own a boat that fits into the long list of requirements for going out there, or you drop some cash for a rental -- complete with it's own set of rules/regs. Would you expect anything less in MA? :lol:

Back when I was living in Phoenix, we'd head out to the desert on the weekends to 4-wheel & party. I remember seeing the posted signs out in the middle of nowhere stating that it was a bald eagle nesting area. If you went in there, bad things would happen to you. Never did see one ( it was dark & I was extremely hammered! ), but I found it strange that they live out there in the desert, as well as up here.

I've seen my fair share of red-tailed hawks swoop down & grab a garter snake out of the yard over the years. Always a great sight. Crap cell phone cam would never catch that. By the time I pressed the button & the phone actually took the pic, the hawk would be 3 miles away. :roll: :lol:
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: ckf On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:45 pm

We've got several here on Ossipee Lake in NH. First photo is of an immature Bald Eagle and the second is an adult.

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Bald Eagle by John I Rowe, on Flickr

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Bald Eagle on Ossipee Lake by John I Rowe, on Flickr
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: dave brode On: Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:37 pm

coaledsweat wrote:A few years ago, I saw an Eagle grab a big trout from the river and fly off with it struggling in it's talons. That was a serious overdose of nature vision I'll tell you. :)



That would be great to see. Wife and I have seen two, but just perched, and in flight. One in a remote area accessed only by a tourist train [or on foot] in Romney, WV, and the other while on a tourist boat at Raystown Lake, PA.

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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: poconoman On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:03 pm

Birds of prey always have that angry, pised off look. Love it. 8-)
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Re: Bald eagle sighting

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:50 pm

We have bald eagles here now and then. They fish the Manatawny Creek.
You'd be pissed off too if you had to dive into cold water for a greasy
old carp.
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