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Old 10-16-2013, 02:14 PM   #31
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Our friendship boat captain said it is a bald eagle.
We saw it while we were at Luna Park this weekend. The white headed huge eagle swooped down and snagged a duck and brought the duck to the roof of the Swan.

The whole pool stopped and was trying to take pictures. I didn't have my phone with me, even if I did I doubt the picture quality would have been that great.

I am not a bird expert but if you are into crowd sourcing your answers - the folks at Luna Park all agreed it had to be a bald eagle.

Very cool experience no matter what kind of bird it might have been.

It was huge!
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #32
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Just returned from WDW. We saw several eagles flying over the Seven Seas Lagoon by the Grand Floridian. And another flew from the direction of the World Showcase lagoon right over the American Adventure! That one had something (a fish?) in its mouth! In going to WDW for 25+ years we had never seen an eagle there before.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:48 AM   #33
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If my memory serves me back in the 70s Florida was down to 2 nesting pairs one at the space center and 1 on Sanibel. I was fortunate to see the pair at Sanibel back then as part of a class ecology trip/project. There was real doubt if they could come back at that point. Seeing them all over now is really great.
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:46 AM   #34
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One late afternoon while sitting out on the balcony from my room at BWV in late August facing the Swan & Dolphin I noticed what I thought was a bald eagle flying around. By the time I realized I should get my camera to take a picture he was gone. I didn't say anything to my wife and kids when they came back to the room figuring they would have thought I was crazy. OP I'm with you as I saw one too...Next time I sit outside with camera in hand...
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:54 AM   #35
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That is awesome (the eagle pics, not the upcoming freeze). Our neighbor spotted one in a tree on our street last week, so I'm keeping an eye out for that one (we live in E.P.). We're fairly new to MN, so I didn't realize that they were fairly common here.
They congregate around the Mississippi in the winter, since that is one of the few reliable food sources. Parts of the river usually stay open so they are able to fish.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:10 PM   #36
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Any sightings at WDW lately? They are back here at home but it's freezing so quickly it will be short lived.

Caught this fly by yesterday.

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Old 12-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #37
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Last Feb we saw one on the island near WL, really cool!
I have seen a raptor in this location as well, but it was definitely an osprey, not a bald eagle
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