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Old Friday 7th July 2006, 01:09   #1
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Bald Eagle

We were about to head home from our picnic at Belcarra Regional Park's picnic area. I bid farewell to the somewhat tame Canada Geese, The Glaucous Winged gulls and the American Crows. I was dissapointed I didn't see the birds I was waiting for, The Great Blue Heron and Common Merganser. Then my dad called me, saying something about the Glaucous Winged gulls panicking and attacking something in the air. My dad borrowed my Binoculars and he coudn't see it well. All we said was a black silloutte and a white tail. It landed on a branch as it gave up from the gulls, all we saw was a large brown thing sitting on top of a branch. Then it looked at us, I saw the white head reflecting the sun. I quickly grabbed my Binoculars, and quickly recognized the bird as a Bald Eagle, the bird I was looking for at our River, where my homeroom teacher said he saw one, but had no luck. The eagle flew again, and grabbed a Glaucous winged gull chick, and I was there observing it for 40 minutes...Poor chick. Now I feel really happy ^_^ That bird was so beautiful... I like the feeling you get when you find a new animal.:-D
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Old Tuesday 11th July 2006, 12:11   #2
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Well, that's nature. *remembers seeing a mockingbird chase after a crow which had stolen its baby*

Eagles are neat. I was walking with my dad and grampa in Pennsylvania and we saw what looked like buzzards (as in turkey vultures, not the hawks) flying overhead, but they were really high up in the air. Then Dad mentioned that they were flying with their wings flat and not in a V, and we decided that it was a pair of eagles!
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Old Tuesday 11th July 2006, 14:18   #3
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Wow, never seen a pair of eagles fly together. Well, it's my first time seeing one in the wild, all I've seen is a pair of them in a big cage. I've also seen a Red-Tailed hawk flying above our car. Didn't have time to observe it, though, but it was close enough for me to recognize it was a Red-tail. I did see some Rabbit fur and blood at the river bank, it was probably plucked by a Bald Eagle.
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Old Tuesday 11th July 2006, 14:25   #4
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At the Botanical Gardens there's a nesting pair of eagles, but I haven't gone in a year or two.
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Old Thursday 13th July 2006, 21:44   #5
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Wow, I'd love to go there. Marsh Hawks and Red-Tails are the common birds of prey seen here. I think I did see a Kestrel, though. It was flieng high in the sky and it looked small to be a Red-Tail.
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