Bald Eagle Magnificence

 
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Bald Eagle "Sonsie" showing his magnificent wingspan, which can range from 6.5 feet to 8 feet wide. Bald eagles length ranges between 31" and 37 inches long.
Their nests weigh over 1 TON! and are 6 Feet in diameter and 6 feet tall.
Sonsie has water droplets on his wings & back, as the handlers were "misting" the birds with a hand held sprayer, to keep them cool. Not sure if the droplets show up in the condensed version here.

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alandrapal - Apr 21, 2008 02:11 AM EDT
thanks so much, Anne and Vicky for the lovely comments, much appreciated. And Nancy, am so late in finding your lovely comment here too, almost a year late. It's so hard to believe you are no longer on this earth with us. Another star shining in the night sky now, bless you.
TravlynWomyn - Apr 20, 2008 08:41 PM EDT
Alandra, in the thumbnail it looked as if he was in flight. Beautiful detail of a gorgeous Bald Eagle. Vicki
anne - Apr 20, 2008 06:58 PM EDT
A magnificent pictre of the Bald Eagle. I liked the white head and the white tail feathers - really set off the darkness of the wings. And what a wonderfully beautiful wings!!
Guest - May 10, 2007 08:32 PM EDT
Alandra,This is a beauty,you sure captured the wings well,I can see each one so clear,not too many can capture a picture like this,great photo! Love Nancy
Guest - May 04, 2007 12:46 AM EDT
thanks very much, Alex and Beverly, glad you like it. Was sorry I couldn't get the wingtips in. Was also surprised about the weight of their nests, Beverly. There's an empty eagles nest near the great horned owls nesting area, but we only see it from a distance so don't get the idea of exactly how huge it is.
Guest - May 03, 2007 10:35 PM EDT
Wonderful image - hard to imagine that their nests weigh over 1 ton.
Guest - May 02, 2007 07:47 AM EDT
WOW!! great shot.
Guest - May 01, 2007 11:32 PM EDT
thankyou both, Janice and Lorraine. They are awesome.
Guest - May 01, 2007 08:51 PM EDT
What a wingspan. Great shot.
Guest - May 01, 2007 04:19 PM EDT
Interesting info, fantastic bird.

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