Bald Eagle On The Potomac

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Riding up to Harper’s Ferry this morning I got lucky and saw this beauty across the river in Virginia.

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26 Responses to Bald Eagle On The Potomac

  1. gator69 says:

    I’ve had them in my yard. They come here in the hundreds for their mating season.

  2. kmbold says:

    Harper’s Ferry is a grand place of many sorts of beauty any day, particularly in autumn. And spring. And summer. And winter. What we used to call seasons of the year but which is now called climate change…

  3. ItsGettingHotinHereSo says:

    There would have been a dozen of them but global warming/climate change has decimated their numbers./sarc

  4. rah says:

    There are a few here in Indiana, the nearest along the White River near Indy. When fishing in Canada they’re like seagulls when you start cleaning the fish.

  5. AndyG55 says:

    I hope their aren’t many wind turbines nearby !!

  6. Steve Case says:

    Last February I took a raft trip down the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. And there was a Bald Eagle half way up the canyon wall enjoying lunch.

    The bird books say they can be found in every state in the union. Truly a gorgeous bird.

  7. ntesdorf says:

    A few minutes later, the unfortunate bird flew into a wind-turbine and was chopped to bits.

  8. gregole says:

    Great photos Steve and Steven! Magnificent animals.

  9. Lucky you! I have never had the experience of seeing a eagle.

    • rah says:

      If at all possible it seems you need to get out and go some places. There is a big beautiful world out there.

      • I have been around and traveled. It takes money to travel, therefore, I stick locally. The next three years will be different.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Traveling is fun. Enjoy it while you are young.

          I belonged to a caving group and we never paid for hotels. An English caver (Uni prof.) came over to Canada with the name of one caver. He got passed from group to group where he joined us on a trip to Mexico. We then passed him on to a group traveling to South America.

          The cavers in the EU did the same for me when I was over there. I paid for food and my share of gas and normally got a bit of floor to sleep on for free.

        • Yes, I did the yute hostile in France and traveled but it still cost money. I would not even have any money for food. Almost of retirement age and will be constructing a house on wheels

  10. AndyG55 says:

    Down here in Oz, we have a lots of smaller hawks, falcons, osprey etc, and then this guy.


    http://www.raptor.org.au/aaudax.html

    When I was out bush I saw them occasionally, and a friend actually had a local one he could feed, so long as he put the meat on the perch and backed off a few metres.

    • AndyG55 says:

      ps , I also went to a Raptor sanctuary in Tassie once.. several of them with injuries recovering before being released, and a couple that were ‘permanent residents’ because of injuries that would not allow them to survive in the wild.

      What magnificent birds.🙂

    • gregole says:

      That is one cool bird!

    • Marsh says:

      Yes, the wedge-tailed eagles are bigger but I have to say, the bald are better looking…

      • AndyG55 says:

        “the bald are better looking”

        Is that a personal thing! 😉

        • Marsh says:

          AndyG55 No,,, I love them all… these wedge tails are incredible characters. They are powerful and they know it. Interesting how they take ownership of their territory and can attack animals the size of sheep. I have also seen them feed on road kill, where they will often defend their find, against passing cars… these are birds with attitude.

        • Gail Combs says:

          He certainly has that don’t mess with me look.

          He should be the state bird of Texas.

      • AndyG55 says:

        How about this fella.. White sea eagle

  11. David A says:

    Considering that in Washington we now have Morodor on the Potomac, it is nice to see the eagles coming. I hope this is a sign.

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