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Spectacular Bald Eagle
Immature Bald Eagle- Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Immature Bald Eagle- Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Order Falconiformes-Famliy Accipitridae, Subfamily Accipitrinae. Wow! What a day. Donna and I spotted at least five juvenile and subadult Bald Eagles near Quakertown SRA adjacent to the Dunlapsvile Causeway on Brookville Reservoir, Indiana on a beautiful Sunday in late February. We couldn't believe it! Many of the juveniles were circling overhead. Note the projecting Primary Feathers. From Cornell Lab "The national emblem of the United States, the Bald Eagle was threatened with extinction in the lower 48 states because of DDT (a type of pesticide) poisoning. Protection under the Endangered Species Act, together with reintroduction programs, brought populations up, and the species was reclassified as Threatened in 1995. By 1999, some were suggesting removing the eagle from the Endangered Species List."
Photo: Feb 27, 2005, Canon EOS 1D Mark II digital camera with 600mm f/4.0 L IS lens and and 1.4X TC, handheld!
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Sources of species identification and other amazing info include (1) Cornell Lab of Ornithology--a fantastic site; (2)Birds of Eastern and Central North America, Peterson Field Guide Series, Fifth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company; (3) The National Audubon Society's Sibley Guide to Birds and (4) Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Third Edition, National Geographic, Washington, D.C.
Winter/Spring Bird Collection Quicktime Movie
A quicktime movie (CLICK on image Above) of bird photos taken over the 2004 Winter/Spring. I used a Canon 10D digital camera with a Canon 100-400 L lens, a Canon 300 L lens and a Canon 400 5.6 L lens.
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