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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 08:12 PM Thread Starter
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A few local photo's....

from a walk this morning.



these bald eagles show up to spend the winter from the northern realms.
amazing how these birds with an up to 6' wing span can get in and out of these trees.



this is a young one that hasn't developed the full White hood yet



a red tail hawk



this raven will have a duck head lunch





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Wow... How much optical zoom? I like the Red Tail Hawk's wing configuration and feather color texture. It's amazing how our big Ravens stick around even at sub 40 below temps, and live to 40~60 years old. White Mount Baker is impressive too.

Here's a local Bald Eagle catching a Pike.


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I heard those bald head eagles are tasty.
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Fantastic pics! Those balds are almost as big as our red-headed woodpeckers down in the south here!

Seriously, you folks up north get all the cool big birds. Would love to see a bald up in a tree sometime.

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I heard those bald head eagles are tasty.
They may be tasty in Balkan, Ivan, but you'd end up in a federal prison with a large fine if you tried it here

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This one is cool:

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It has some relevance to motorcycling. Notice how as soon as the Eagle's claws have touched the salmon, he looks back up and ahead to where he needs to go. He's not staring down to see if he caught it, how big it is, etc. Just like how you shouldn't stare at that rock in the road or down at your wheel - look up and ahead.

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I heard those bald head eagles are tasty.
Afraid I might be a bit tough after 63 years guys!
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This one is cool:

It has some relevance to motorcycling. Notice how as soon as the Eagle's claws have touched the salmon, he looks back up and ahead to where he needs to go. He's not staring down to see if he caught it, how big it is, etc. Just like how you shouldn't stare at that rock in the road or down at your wheel - look up and ahead.
He also grabbed the Salmon by the gills, just like ours with the Pike.
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Use to go fishing with my dad on the mississippi river at lock & dam #25 just a few miles from winfield mo. Really enjoyed watching the bald eagles that were always there.

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Fishing is awesome fun!

On one of my trips caught a small Sunny way in back country NW MT at dusk! Before I could take it off the hook, felt big swoop by my head. Looked up huge owl looking at me from a branch in a tree, wanted my fish. I took the fish off the hook and threw it three feet away from me and stood very still.

One minute later he nailed that thing! It was so awesome! He flew off with that fish no problem!

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He also grabbed the Salmon by the gills, just like ours with the Pike.
I didn't realize that was your video clip!

Was that a diesel engine in the boat?





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A couple photos from the park!



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Nice pics, MTS! Where? (Not Glacier I believe....)

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I didn't realize that was your video clip!

Was that a diesel engine in the boat?

It wasn't my video... It sounds like a normal two-stroke parallel twin outboard engine, just idling (trolling).
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