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Visit From Bald Eagle

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Oregon Blues, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    It was just a fly-by. He came gliding very low, barely cleared my 7 ft fence. Apparently, that was where the best air current was located, because he didn't flap at all, just floated.

    He was inside the fence line for about 150 ft. He never even turned his head to look at the ducks. Just passing by, on his way to the river. He completely ignored me standing there.

    Touch wood, there has never been a problem from the eagles. I'm inside their territory and I know darn good and well they know where my birds are located. They know their territories and what's there.

    A gorgeous, magnificent bird.
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I live on the MN prairie, and the Bald Eagles have made a comeback here. We mostly see them eating carrion. On Sat. about two hours after letting the hens out to free range, I looked out an saw an immature bald sitting out in the field not too far from where the chickens were out doing their chicken thing, but there were a couple of building in between, so I don't know how much of a threat it actually was. We usually have one or two hanging around our grove during the spring and fall. They sit in a big old cottonwood tree right at the end of our yard.
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing as breathtaking as a bald eagle in flight! Congrats on the sighting! I am always happy when I see the local eagles, who also ignore any fowl that are out free ranging.
     
  4. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i live in north central texas - have for nearly 40 yrs. have never seen a bald eagle here. just the other day i saw a pair fly low over my back yard. hubby wasn't home & i couldn't get anybody on the phone for a few minutes. i was so excited & couldn't get ahold of anyone to tell.[​IMG]
    they are magnificent.
     
  5. dalpop

    dalpop Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in the Dallas area. We've had more hawks this past year than ever before and are used to seeing some really big ones in our neighborhood. Saturday afternoon I saw what at first appeared to be a HUGE hawk, followed closely by a smaller (though not SMALL by any means) hawk that was tailing it. They landed in adjacent trees. My brother is convinced that the larger bird was an eagle. It had a golden breast, was easily 25-35% larger than the big hawk that was following it, and lacked the sloping shoulders that hawks have. Wish we could have photographed it. Our local raptors are amazing...even though I've lost 2 hens in the past year to a large red tail hawk I still think they're amazing. I just want them to go hunting somewhere else.
     
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I live where 3 rivers flow into a huge lake. The lake is a nesting area for both bald eagles and osprey.

    I see the eagles riding the air currents above the river canyons. I've had one of them turn and fly by to get a closer look at my dogs. Just curiosity. He looked and then left.

    This one apparently didn't like the air currents over one river and flew over me to get to another river. My son's property, where my birds are, backs up to one river and there is only one house between his and the other river. Not much of a flight for an eagle.

    They seem to have plenty to eat because they aren't interested in my birds. If they ever decide they want duck or goose, my birds will live under cover. I feel it is an honor to see the eagles.
     
  7. ZoeS95423

    ZoeS95423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in Northern Ny, and There are 2 adult bald eagles, and a juevenile one that have recently made my woods, and field their new home. I saw them for the first time a few weeks ago, and it took my breath away. I honestly couldnt believe it at first.
     

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