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Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Featured Image Credit: “American Bald Eagle in East Lansing Michigan” by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Midwest Region is licensed under CC PDM 1.0

Walking along the road here that follows a large creek, my friend and I heard a big rustling right to the left of us in the brush. We turned to look, and about 4 feet away right at eye level rises a Bald Eagle. As quickly as that, it flew off along the path of the creek. It was HUGE, and it was AMAZING.

They come around a couple times a year; I’ve seen one perched in a tall tree near my house, along my road, and flying across my fields. There is a river nearby (and an even closer creek right down the road) so I imagine that’s why they come around – perhaps there’s some good fishing!

To hear songs, learn identification information, migratory patterns, and some fun facts, check out the Bald Eagle page offered by one of my favorite resources: the Cornell Lab of Ornithology »

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