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#1 BigOly

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:34 AM

I think this is a Bald Eagle. We don't see a lot of them around here in Baja, oh wait! I mean Bandon, Oregon but we do see them. This bird was a mile away but maybe, just maybe we can tell FOR SURE what bird this is. Very large. At least the size of a Turkey Vulture. Flying away from the camera it did not exhibit the dihedral wing formation of a T.V. Long neck, large beak. In this photo, the bird is gliding against the prevailing wind, wings folded slightly back. Camera is a Cannon T2i with 100X400 ISL and the bird looked almost like a dot in the view-finder. Any educated guesses?

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#2 Liam

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:40 AM

White on the axillaries suggests juvenile Bald Eagle.

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#3 BarnSwallow

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:47 AM

I agree - looks like a bald eagle.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:32 AM

I third juvenile bald eagle!




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