Friday, February 27, 2009

The Regal Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus. You don't see these down south a lot. However, when I was up in Seward, Alaska, you could see them roosting along the walking path along the water. They are amazing birds to watch and were generally not shy (i.e., take as many picture as you want without them flying away). They are opportunists and are known to eat a broad variety of things including live fish, miscellaneous carion (moose, whales, etc.), birds, reptiles and small mammals.


Birdie said...

While in Alaska, I learned that these regal birds are better thieves than predators. They wait until someone else (bird, bear, person) has a catch and then find the opportunity to steal it. And that beautiful screech you hear in every movie? That's a raven. The eagle's cry sounds like a hyena's laugh. But they're still beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hahahah. So the Bald Eagle is a Thief! Well, no wonder our politicians chose it as a mascot! [Just kidding...]