January 10, 2016

Will that be one foot or two?

Hard to tell if he has one tucked up or if he only has one talon.

We saw 8 bald eagles out on the ice a long way off and this one perched close in a tree.
Another person who got there earlier than us saw 16 eagles on Rondeau Bay.
At Erieau, Ontario.



The science stuff

Haliaeetus leucocephalus


Immature Bald Eagles spend the first four years of their lives in nomadic exploration of vast territories and can fly hundreds of miles per day. Some young birds from Florida have wandered north as far as Michigan, and birds from California have reached Alaska.

source Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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