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Tag Archives: Bald Eagle
This is another favourite Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) shot taken along the BC coast. This eagle looks regal and proud in this pose and certainly had that demeanour about him. I enjoy watching and photographing these eagles, there just seems to be something magical about them. After about three months and before leaving the nest for the first time juveniles are almost the same size as an adult, but mottled brown in colour. They are often mistaken for Golden Eagles, but are totally unrelated. Shortly after leaving the nest they will continue to grow and due to wing, tail and feather growth will appear to be larger than the adults before they are six months old – they shed their feathers over their immature years and these are replaced by progressively shorter ones as they mature.
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So, after no eagles on the blog all year, you now get two in a week! After unexpectedly visiting an area with a view direct in to an eagles nest yesterday, I just had to post about it straight away. It was a great morning on the BC coast watching the comings and goings of the adult bald eagles as they fed their young chick. Following a recent storm, the nest has only 25 percent of it’s original nesting material remaining, but is still home to one chick, (in centre between adults). Originally, before the storm there were two chicks, but it is not known if the missing chick fell out, was blown out or was pushed out by it’s sibling, something that is not unusual with eagle chicks of this size. Mom looks like she is staring right at the camera, if should could see me under the tree line, I do not know, but I am over 70 metres from the nest on the edge of a sheer granite cliff, so she had nothing to fear, as I would not be getting any closer!
More shots from will be posted on the eagle gallery as soon as possible.
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The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) received its name from a time when bald, balde or balled meant ‘white’ and was originally known as the bald headed (white headed) eagle. A mating pair will mate for life, however, with the loss of a partner, the surviving bird will take another partner. Mating pairs do not build a new nest from scratch every year, they will return and reuse the same nest and will merely clean up and add to the nest each year. I came across this guy sitting on a very old and disused dock piling and expected him to fly away upon our approach in a small boat. To my surprise he stayed put and was confident he was in charge of the situation, close to low tide and given the height of the piling we must have still been outside of his comfort zone. More eagles can be seen here.