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Feb. 26th, 2007 @ 07:25 pm Bald eagle?
When I headed down to the lake on Saturday, I startled a bird that was picking at the deer bones on the lake. I had my camera, but it was hightailing it out of there. One thing I can confirm is that it had a huge wingspan. It stayed circling above the trees on the other side of the lake, and I hung around for a half hour or so, but passing snowmobiles meant it was never coming back. I thought turkey vulture at first, (it was a fuzzy speck that I was snapping away at), but that sure looks like a white head to me, and I don't see the lighter pattern under the wings. I manged to get a couple of fuzzy shots, what do you think?






Here is the original to give you some size/distance perspective:


Who does she think she is?
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From:running5k2day
Date:February 27th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
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That looks like an American Bald Eagle to me. It's beautiful!!
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From:neeroc
Date:February 27th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
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It was pretty impressive. I wish it would have come back so I could have gotten a better view.
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From:redgemini
Date:February 27th, 2007 06:18 am (UTC)
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I'm going to guess Eagle too- that white is fairly distinctive, as is the huge size. What a sighting!

So awesome you have the cabin!
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From:neeroc
Date:February 27th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
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I was checking on line, there are apparently around 40 pair in Quebec, so it was pretty cool to see one of them!

I love going up there, and have since I was little. I find it so peaceful and relaxing. Hubby finds it kinda boring. I need to find more projects for him *g*
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From:stella0017
Date:February 27th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
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It does look right - very cool! Did you look in the bird book??
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From:neeroc
Date:February 27th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
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book? Is that like a section of Google?


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From:devaux
Date:February 27th, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
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That looks to me like a bald eagle! Amazing!
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From:bad_soup_day
Date:February 28th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
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Whatever it is... that's a mighty impressive flying machine.
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