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#441407 - 03/21/16 02:04 PM golden eagle
brook wilson Offline

Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 187
Loc: south central illinois
The wife and I had a really cool experience this weekend. Taking a break from farm work and getting warm, we heard the wood ducks on our pond sound alarm and take off. Then we saw this huge bird that was the size of a buzzard only it didn't look or behave like a buzzard. It had a flight pattern and look like nothing we'd seen before. After a short investigation on the internet and our bird books, we identified it as a golden eagle---very rare for our parts. We do see a few bald eagles a year, but this guy was totally different. He flew pretty low and directly over our building, giving us a really good look. We were also lucky to capture it on video on the wife's phone. We also had our first osprey and sandhill cranes this year. Who knows, maybe flamingos will be next---or penguins!!

#441413 - 03/21/16 02:16 PM Re: golden eagle [Re: brook wilson]
Cecil Baird1 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
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Loc: Northeastern Indiana
I thought you were going to say the "Thunderbird." LOL

If pigs could fly bacon would be harder to come by and there would be a lot of damaged trees.

#441416 - 03/21/16 02:19 PM Re: golden eagle [Re: brook wilson]
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 8202
Loc: Lincoln, NE
Hey Brook that's awesome and congrats! When I was driving along the Yellowstone river in Paradise Valley between Livingston MT and the Yellowstone Park we had a Golden dive down from the cliff of a mountain and pull up about 3 feet from our windshield. It's wingspan was unbelievable - I almost put us in the river which was about 300' drop. Scared me senseless. It was really cool after a quick change to clean drawers.
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

#441417 - 03/21/16 02:25 PM Re: golden eagle [Re: brook wilson]
RER Offline

Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1926
Loc: N FL
osprey are far better at killing fish than eagles. IMO
Goofing off is a slang term for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected........... Wikipedia

#441418 - 03/21/16 02:33 PM Re: golden eagle [Re: RER]
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