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Old 09-29-2017, 05:19 PM   #1
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Tell us that thing you saw with your eyes.

As I was putting the address for my next meeting in the gps, I looked up and watched a mature bald eagle fly maybe 25 feet in front of my truck. Not enough? Okay, how about the gray squirrel he had in his talons? Dude's tail was flipping around in the breeze created by the wing beats. That, dear dwellars, was the most badass thing I saw this week with my own eyes.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:35 PM   #2
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Incredible, to see a Bald Eagle at that close range.

We've suspected we have Bald Eagles nesting very close to our property, because from my front porch we see them soaring overhead, sometimes groups of 2-3. Way up high, majestic, distinctive white head.

The other day I was in my driveway. The crows were going crazy. We have a lot of bird chatter around, but these guys were going nuts CAW-CAWing, signalling all around the perimeter of the clearing. I'm looking around, like what's the deal?

And I'm looking over the top of my house, way up some giant trees that are up a hill and across the street. And something pops right out, spreads a huge pair of wings--like a fighter jet--and glides away without losing an inch of altitude. What I refer to, in my attempt to describe it, as a "king" bird. Huge. I've pinpointed exactly where I was looking, the distance, and what the width of the groups of foliage at that height on the tree are, and I think this bird had to have a 5-6 foot wingspan. It was solid brown, no white head as an adult Bald Eagle would have. I interpreted it as "golden" brown, but that could have been the interspersed white feathers on the underside of a juvenile Bald Eagle, which I think this was.

That's the most alarming bird sighting I've ever had, it was like seeing a huge shooting star--it happened so fast.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:23 PM   #3
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Cool, wasn't it... after the freak out.
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:52 PM   #4
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Very cool.
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