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Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:48 PM

Eagle?



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elleng Aug 10 OP
secondwind Aug 10 #1
MiHale Aug 10 #2
elleng Aug 10 #4
elleng Aug 10 #8
MiHale Aug 10 #9
2naSalit Aug 10 #3
elleng Aug 10 #5
2naSalit Aug 10 #6
elleng Aug 10 #7

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 02:49 PM

1. Looks like one

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:00 PM

2. Yes it is!...

Must be “our” eagles twin.

Since it has a white head it’s over two years old, so probably a mate is around. Watch the skies in the afternoon when the thermals start to rise that’s when you may get a glance a both flying around. That’s when we get to see our pair hunting over the field behind our place.
In northern Michigan, eagles are quite abundant…it’s getting much better, numbers that is.

My little 20lb Havanese dog instinctively rush’s out and barks madly at them when they fly over.
Done it since a puppy. Putting himself out there to protect us…must be a democrat dog.

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Response to MiHale (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:03 PM

4. Thanks. Have seen them around here (southern MD) past years,

neighbor's seen them this year but I haven't.

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Response to MiHale (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:49 PM

8. No Havanese around here, but neighbors have Westies.

Haven't noticed them barking at osprey (or eagles,) but they do bark @ unfamiliar cars & people!

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Response to elleng (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 04:39 PM

9. All Roscoe needs to see is the shadows then he's off and running

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:02 PM

3. Sure is!

A beautiful baldy! Looks kind of big which would make it a female. Females are up to 30% larger than the males.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:03 PM

5. Similar to osprey, size-wise.

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Response to elleng (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:09 PM

6. I was just pondering that...

And realizing that I didn't know the answer!



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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:26 PM

7. Same vis a vis gender, female osprey larger than males.

Size: Osprey have an average 59- to 70-inch wingspan and weigh 3-4 pounds. ... The bald eagle is one of the largest birds in North America, with an average 80-inch wingspan and weighing 6.5 to almost 14 pounds. 2. Diet: Osprey eat a diet of about 99 percent fish, usually 4-12 inches long.Nov 15, 2017


Here's a juvenile osprey; don't know gender. Fledged a few weeks ago.


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