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Old 04-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #221
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I went to the Milwaukee Public Museum with my photography class here are pictures I took with my Canon t3i







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Old 04-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #222
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[QUOTE=prof_fate;351024]BaldEagles aren't rare - I've taken a few trips from pa to detroit across the ohio turnpike - I see multiple eagles every trip. Went to FL last january and took an airboat tour of the everglades around christmas FL and lots of bald eagles there too.


Bald Eagles were nearly extinct in the 1970s. They are still on the Threatened Species list, according to National Geogrphic. So if you get to see them commonly, you're lucky! Meaning, we are all lucky that conservation efforts saved them. I read a source that said there are 70,000 world wide, most in BC, Canada and Alaska.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #223
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I have a yearly gathering in Iowa of eagles in the field across the road ..
Darn me for never getting a picture of this grand venture as there's no less then 50 eagles for days .
I have two nesting a half mile from my house.
When they show up again I'll have the camera ready.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:55 AM   #224
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:03 AM   #225
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:07 AM   #226
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Thanks for that link....little baby Eaglets---How sweet!
FYI: Eagles mate for life as do swans and geese.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:12 AM   #227
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #228
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Bald Eagles were taken off the Endangered Species Act's "threatened" list back in 2007. They are still a protected bird per the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act which makes it a Federal offense to kill, harm the birds, nests or eggs.

This link is to a map showing their estimated populations in the lower 48 states. Interesting that WI, FL and MN have the highest concentrations of Bald Eagles in the lower 48. These are nesting sites, a lot of these eagles will venture south in the winter; especially to FL, the gulf and along the MS river.

http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/pop...map_wo2006.pdf
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I have a yearly gathering in Iowa of eagles in the field across the road ..
Darn me for never getting a picture of this grand venture as there's no less then 50 eagles for days .
I have two nesting a half mile from my house.
When they show up again I'll have the camera ready.
Yep, same here. Every January/February we see a ton of Bald Eagles near the house (not far from the Mississippi River). Had something interesting happen this year as the DW and I were headed into town. There was one down on the road and as we approached it the thing swooped into the air over the van...scared the heck out if us because it was just enormous...would have taken a photo but my reaction time just wasn't that great . i will have to dig through my photos to see what I can find.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:09 PM   #230
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F5 Moab. Thanks for that link. It is interesting. You would think most would be in the rockies since they prefer to be up high. Also, 9000+ pairs puts them at 18,000+ total adult population in the lower 48 states. I still say one is very lucky then if one gets to see them. I'm heading to Mississippi River in January. I have got to see a bunch of eagles. Can't wait! They have eluded me my whole life.
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